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Archive for December, 2010

Fun ‘n’ games with DHAT

Back in 2007 Nick Nethercote morphed his Massif heap profiler into its present form.  Massif intercepts malloc/free et al, takes periodic snapshots of the heap and shows results using stack trees. It answers the questions “what’s in the heap?” and “who put it there?” Since then, I’d been mulling over a heap profiler that could […]