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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
Retail Price: $19.95 (£12.95 in UK)
ISBN: 0-9546120-5-1 (ISBN-13: 978-0-9546120-5-4)

About the Book

This manual describes how to use Valgrind, an award-winning suite of tools for debugging and profiling GNU/Linux programs.

Valgrind detects memory and threading bugs automatically, avoiding hours of frustrating bug-hunting and making your programs more stable. You can also perform detailed profiling, to speed up your programs and reduce their memory usage.

The Valgrind distribution provides five tools for debugging and profiling: Memcheck (a memory error detector), Cachegrind (a cache profiler), Callgrind (a call-graph profiler, Massif (a heap profiler) and Helgrind (a thread error detector). These tools and their options are described in detail, with practical examples and advice.

Valgrind is free software, available under the GNU General Public License. It runs on X86/Linux, AMD64/Linux, PPC32/Linux and PPC64/Linux systems.

This is a printed edition of the official reference documentation for Valgrind 3.3.0.

You can examine the contents of the printed book here,

For each copy of this manual sold $1 is donated to the Valgrind developers.

As of September 2012, the total amount donated is $1,709.

This book is published under the GNU Free Documentation License.

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Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. The Valgrind Quick Start Guide
  3. Using and understanding the Valgrind core
  4. Valgrind core: Advanced Topics
  5. Memcheck: a heavyweight memory checker
  6. Cachegrind: a cache and branch profiler
  7. Callgrind: a call graph profiler
  8. Massif: a heap profiler
  9. Helgrind: a thread error detector
  10. Nulgrind: the null tool
  11. Lackey: a simple profiler and memory tracer
  12. Valgrind FAQ
  13. Callgrind Format Specification
  14. The Design and Implementation of Valgrind
  15. Index

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