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Old 08-07-2007, 10:12 AM   #1
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Smile Memory leaks

Hi friends,
Can any one help to answer the below question

"How many kinds of memory leaks are present?

if they are present what are they?"

help out in this.

thanks in advance.

Old 08-07-2007, 10:55 AM   #2
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What do you mean "kinds" and "present", present where? And arnt memory leaks just unfreed memory?

If you have trouble finding them, simply use a profiler such as valgrind to help find what memory is not being freed.
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Memory leaks are considered such because all reference to them is lost. That means that nothing holds a pointer to allocated memory. Essentially, if you knew how many leaks there were and where they were they wouldn't be leaks. Some programs are built to detect them in other programs, though. Those detection programs are generally only suitable for development testing.
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Try googling garbage collection routines as well
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This sounds like a test question or a homework question that was attached to a pice of code your supposed to be debugging manualy or something.

Depending on the language there can be diffrent types of leeks.


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