|Valgrind 3.3 - Advanced Debugging and Profiling for GNU/Linux applications|
by J. Seward, N. Nethercote, J. Weidendorfer and the Valgrind Development Team
Paperback (6"x9"), 164 pages
RRP £12.95 ($19.95)
5.3.3 Invalid frees
Invalid free() at 0x4004FFDF: free (vg_clientmalloc.c:577) by 0x80484C7: main (tests/doublefree.c:10) Address 0x3807F7B4 is 0 bytes inside a block of size 177 free'd at 0x4004FFDF: free (vg_clientmalloc.c:577) by 0x80484C7: main (tests/doublefree.c:10)
Memcheck keeps track of the blocks allocated by your program with malloc/new, so it can know exactly whether or not the argument to free/delete is legitimate or not. Here, this test program has freed the same block twice. As with the illegal read/write errors, Memcheck attempts to make sense of the address free'd. If, as here, the address is one which has previously been freed, you wil be told that--making duplicate frees of the same block easy to spot.
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