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Describe the procedure for using Valgrind to profile and check memory leaks.

Purpose

Describe the procedure for using Valgrind to profile and check memory leaks. 

Valgrind runs on Linux and MacOS platforms. 

Procedure

  1. Follow the INSTALL.txt to build from source with debugging. 
    [admb-trunk]$ make debug 
  2. Build model with debug.
    [admb-trunk/examples/admb/simple/]$ admb -g simple 
  3. Check memory.
    [admb-trunk/examples/admb/simple/]$ valgrind --tool=memcheck --leak-check=full ./simple 
    Output gives description of any leaks.
  4. Check profile.
    [admb-trunk/examples/admb/simple/]$ valgrind --tool=callgrind ./simple  

    Visualize profile

    [admb-trunk/example/admb/simple/]$ kcachegrind callgrind.*