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Re: leaking memory on shutdown
From: Jakub Zawadzki <darkjames-ws () darkjames pl>
Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2013 07:51:11 +0200


On Thu, Jun 27, 2013 at 08:22:27PM -0400, Evan Huus wrote:
On Thu, Jun 27, 2013 at 5:25 PM, Jeff Morriss <jeff.morriss.ws () gmail com> wrote:
[Taking discussion out of the bug since it's not specifically related to
that bug.]

But, more seriously, Guy pointed out a (long?) while ago that a certain OS
from a company he knows well has a way for applications to tell the OS
something like "I have nothing to save before exiting" and when that flag is
set and the user closes the app, the OS kills it with SIGKILL: it's faster
and simpler that way.  It's an interesting concept...  It makes me think
that we shouldn't really be spending time trying to fix leaks on shutdown.

https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=4140#c16 ;-)

The one benefit of fixing leaks on shutdown is that it makes it a
million times easier to detect other (real) leaks because valgrind's
output becomes useful. Right now any valgrind run you do with
--leak-check=full is painfully difficult to analyze because of all the
garbage (and dynamic hf arrays) that count as 'leaks'.

Have you tried creating suppression file?
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