Re: INFO - memory leaks

From: d. hall (dhall@APK.NET)
Date: 08/13/97

// thus on Wed, 13 Aug 1997 14:35:42 -0400, George virtually wrote:

George> On Wed, 13 Aug 1997, Tom Dailey wrote:
>> couldn't get past the loading of the text files (help files etc..)
>> because of a memory leak in utils.c.  I can't imagine what's going to
>> happen when

George> Um, I'm betting your "memory leak" is str_dup().

George> Both functions do a CREATE() and then return without freeing, hence
George> the apparent memory leak.

And if you run gprof, you'll see that strdup is what circlemud spends most
of it's time running.  If you check out purify (although last time I
checked they didn't have a linux version), you can download it for a 15 day
evaluation. (actually it's pureatria, but I'm not 100%
sure on the spelling).

Tightening up str_dup with a strdup similiar to that found in glibc, you
can increase performance on str_dup() calls by a little over 10%.


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