[pacman-dev] [PATCH] Add valgrind usage for testing purpose into the HACKING guide

Xavier shiningxc at gmail.com
Mon Nov 16 03:43:38 EST 2009

On Sat, Nov 14, 2009 at 6:41 AM, Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:
> Why would we provide instructions on how to use valgrind?  That seems to  be
> a job for the valgrind authors...

I am always going back to Dan's blog to find how to run valgrind :)

> 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.

Actually both are useful, sometimes we want to run valgrind on a
pactest to test a more specific codepath, sometimes we just want to
check a normal operation. Or also an operation which is not available,
like -Sy.

Dan's article is still more complete, since it gives instructions for
both cases, and for valgrind/massif/callgrind.
But I think having some of that in HACKING is perfectly fine.

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