SUMMARY: How to track down a memory leak?

From: James M. Thompson (
Date: Mon Dec 12 1994 - 22:03:51 CST

By far the overwhelming response was to use the Purify product by Pure
Software, 1309 S. Mary Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94087, Ph. 408-720-1600,

My problem is still oustanding, but with the Purify output, I have useful
data that I can now show the software vendor. At least I am no longer flying
blind :-).

Other suggestions included getting PD malloc routines that provide debugging
capabilities. The suggested method for finding these routines were to
execute an archie search for


Thanks to the following people who responded:
Ralph C. Wolman
Birger A. Wathne
Dan Stromberg
Dave Woodruff
Eckhard Rueggeberg
Gregory Bond
Kai Grossjohann
Ken Erickson
Leif Hedstrom
Timothy G Smith
William Rhea
Mark S. Anderson
anthony baxter
David Blackman
Barry Shein
David B. Brown
donald hillery
Kim Nguyen
Michael Sullivan
Perry Hutchison
Rolf K Berge
Norbert Saazer
Hal Stern

Jim Thompson
phone: 703-759-8252

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