Features/MemoryDebuggingTools

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Memory Debugging Tools

Summary

The gdb debugger has been extended with new commands that make it easier to track down and fix excessive memory usage within programs and libraries.

Owner

  • Email: <dmalcolm@redhat.com>

Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 21
  • Last updated: 2010-07-07
  • Percentage of completion: 10%

Initial version of code ready to upload; preparing upstream project for initial launch: https://fedorahosted.org/gdb-heap/

RFEs filed for gdb

  • RHBZ #610241: RFE: please expose "info symbol ADDRESS" in the python API
  • RHBZ #610249: RFE: notification about changes in the inferior process


Detailed Description

Benefit to Fedora

Scope

How To Test

User Experience

Dependencies

There's a baseline of functionality that I'm developing on top of Fedora 13's gdb.

Some features require additional work in gdb, which I've filed RFE bugs for. Naturally this will require coordination with gdb to ensure that they land in Fedora 14.

Contingency Plan

Documentation

Release Notes

Comments and Discussion