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Old 06-28-2005, 02:55 PM   #1
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detect memory trashing in linux


How to detect memory trashing in linux.. Is there a memory debuging utility available for linux

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Old 06-28-2005, 03:20 PM   #2
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It depends what you mean by memory trashing.

To trap wild pointer errors and suchlike, take a look at valgrind.

To detect storage errors in your physical RAM, there are a number of different memory test utilities out there, but you could do worse that try to compile gcc from source. This is a large compile that uses a lot of pointers in memory, so any faults in your RAM will usually lead to seg-faults at different points in the compile.
 
  


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