How to detect memory leaks of C programs in Linux?

How to detect memory leaks of C programs in Linux? I also have access to the source code of the program.

asked Apr 16, 2014 by Eric Z Ma (44,280 points)

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There are many posts related to this:

Easy and quick tools on Linux (while not very accurate): http://blog.thewebsitepeople.org/2011/03/linux-memory-leak-detection/

Valgrind: manual and a tutorial.

gperftools has the Google Heap Profiler which can checks for memory leaks.

answered Apr 24, 2014 by Eric Z Ma (44,280 points)

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