On Wed, 2002-10-23 at 03:09, Tom Lane wrote:
> It's fairly difficult to get anywhere with standard leak-tracking tools,
> since they don't know anything about palloc.  What's worse, it is *not*
> a bug for a routine to palloc space it never pfrees, if it knows that
> it's palloc'ing in a short-lived memory context.  The fact that a
> context may be released with much still-allocated memory in it is not a
> bug but a feature; but try teaching that to any standard leak checker...

Seems that Valgrind should have no problems with it, as it tracks actual
usage of _memory_ (down to single bits :)) , not malloc/free. 

See:  http://developer.kde.org/~sewardj/


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