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Package: valgrind (1:3.6.0~svn20100212-0ubuntu5)

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Original Maintainer (usually from Debian):

  • Andrés Roldán

It should generally not be necessary for users to contact the original maintainer.

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A memory debugger and profiler

Valgrind is a GPL'd tool to help you find memory-management problems in your programs. When a program is run under Valgrind's supervision, all reads and writes of memory are checked, and calls to malloc/new/free/delete are intercepted.

Valgrind can debug more or less any dynamically-linked ELF x86/Linux, amd64/Linux and ppc/Linux executables, without modification, recompilation, or anything.

Valgrind provides a generic infrastructure for supervising the execution of programs called "tools". This is done by providing a way to instrument programs in very precise ways, making it relatively easy to support activities such as dynamic error detection and profiling. The Valgrind distribution currently includes three tools: a memory error detectors, a cache (time) profiler and a heap (space) profiler.

Other Packages Related to valgrind

  • depends
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  • suggests
  • enhances
  • dep: libc6 (>= 2.3.4)
    Embedded GNU C Library: Shared libraries
    also a virtual package provided by libc6-udeb
  • dep: libc6-dbg
    Embedded GNU C Library: detached debugging symbols
  • rec: gdb
    The GNU Debugger
  • sug: alleyoop
    Front-end to the Valgrind memory checker
  • sug: kcachegrind
    visualisation tool for the Valgrind profiler
  • sug: valkyrie (>> 1.3.0)
    open-source graphical user interface for the Valgrind

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