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Memwatch is a fault tolerant (can repair its own data structures) memory leak and corruption detection tool. You add a header file to your souce code files, and compile with MEMWATCH defined or not. It can detect double-frees and erroneous frees, unfreed memory, overflow and underflow to memory buffers, and wild pointer writes. It collects allocation statistics on the application, module, or line level.


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released on 3 October 2003



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PublicDomainJanet Casey3 May 2001

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This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 24 June 2008.


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