Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Plugging a leaky ship

Plumbr's Nikita Salnikov-Tarnovski writes Hunting down memory leaks: a case study. Quoting:

A week ago I was asked to fix a problematic webapp suffering from memory leaks. How hard can it be, I thought – considering that I have both seen and fixed hundreds of leaks over the past two years or so.

But this one proved to be a challenge. 12 hours later I had discovered no less than five leaks in the application and had managed to fix four of them. I figured it would be an experience worth sharing. For the impatient ones – all in all I found leaks from

Of course, there's more.

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