[pacman-dev] [PATCH] Add valgrind usage for testing purpose into the HACKING guide
allan at archlinux.org
Sat Nov 14 00:41:07 EST 2009
Laszlo Papp wrote:
> Signed-off-by: Laszlo Papp <djszapi at archlinux.us>
> HACKING | 10 ++++++++++
> 1 files changed, 10 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
> diff --git a/HACKING b/HACKING
> index 09e782d..954d4b7 100644
> --- a/HACKING
> +++ b/HACKING
> @@ -133,6 +133,16 @@ For pacman:
> #include "anythingelse.h"
> +How to test pacman more using valgrind?
> +Try to run some commands using valgrind with a command like:
> +valgrind --leak-check=full --trace-children=yes -- src/pacman/.libs/pacman -Syu
> +Be careful, valgrind reports lots of errors, even some errors that may not be related to
> +pacman. You should have a little experience of valgrind to ignore the noise.
> vim: set ts=2 sw=2 syntax=asciidoc et:
Why would we provide instructions on how to use valgrind? That seems to
be a job for the valgrind authors...
Anyway, I believe the pactest suite is set up to use valgrind so you
would be better using that to detect leaks. Also, we have a
valgrind.supp file to suppress a lot of the false positives.
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