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ovs-parse-leaks

ovs-parse-leaks

Section: Open vSwitch Manual (8) Updated: August 2010
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NAME

Bovs-parse-leaks - parses OVS leak checker log files  

SYNOPSIS

ovs-parse-leaks [binary] < log  

DESCRIPTION

Many Open vSwitch daemons accept a --check-leaks option that writes information about memory allocation and deallocation to a log file. ovs-parse-leaks parses log files produced by this option and prints a summary of the results. The most interesting part of the output is a list of memory blocks that were allocated but not freed, which Open vSwitch developers can use to find and fix memory leaks.

The log file must be supplied on standard input. The binary that produced the output should be supplied as the sole non-option argument. For best results, the binary should have debug symbols.  

OPTIONS

--help
Prints a help usage message and exits.
 

BUGS

The output can be hard to interpret, especially for a daemon that does not exit in normal operation.

ovs-parse-leaks usually incorrectly reports one or more "bad frees of not-allocated address" errors at the beginning of output. These reflect frees of data that were allocated before the leak checker was turned on during program initialization.


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
BUGS

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