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This page is intended to help developers/users understand how to best memory check their plugin using the popular tool valgrind. It is currently bare bones, and will be updated soon!

$ export G_SLICE=always-malloc
$ valgrind --tool=memcheck --leak-check=yes --leak-resolution=high --num-callers=20 --trace-children=no --child-silent-after-fork=yes --track-fds=yes pidgin -d >valgrind.log 2>&1

If valgrind supports it, add --track-origins=yes to the above. It makes diagnosing issues ridiculously easier.

Also consider using

$ valgrind ... pidgin -d 2>&1 | tee valgrind.log

instead of ">valgrind.log 2>&1", as you'll get visual feedback of what valgrind is doing.

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