Re: checking for memory leaks in gtk

Not sure if it will work but there is this project:

Harinandan S wrote:
> I looked at memory usage using 'top' and 'free' while running the
> application and found that memory kept on increasing without decreasing
> when i destroyed a window and finally application was terminated by MVL.
> Meanwhile 'valgrind'  is not supported on arm-linux platform so i am not
> able to get more details. I'll try to run it on a x86 linux PC with
> valgrind.
> Regards,
> Harinandan
> On Thu, May 8, 2008 at 6:52 PM, Paul Davis <paul linuxaudiosystems com
> <mailto:paul linuxaudiosystems com>> wrote:
>     On Wed, 2008-05-07 at 19:53 +0530, Harinandan S wrote:
>     > Hi All,
>     >
>     > I have observed memory leak in GTK+ too. I have multiple windows
>     > created when some buttons are pressed and destroyed later. I observed
>     > that when i destroy a window memory allocated to it during its
>     > creation is not freed and memory consumed accumulates and application
>     > is killed by OS after a few window create and destroy cycles.
>     >
>     > I am using GTK+ 2.12.2 with MontaVista linux on TI DM6446 platform.
>     >
>     > Does anyone know why gtk_widget_destroy  is not freeing memory?
>     You don't know that. In fact, from the first paragraph of what you
>     wrote, its not clear to me that you understand the relationship between
>     memory allocated by an application using malloc(3) and the operating
>     system. How are you concluding that memory allocated for a given object
>     is not freed?
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