For programmers, it is always painful and hard to identify non-fatal errors like memory leaks, out of boundary errors or data race condition with traditional debug tools e.g. GDB. Today, there are many tools available to help the programmers to find these problems. The collection of Valgrind tools is a good example.
Valgrind itself is an open source framework for debugging and profiling. It is today available for Linux, Darwin and Android, on hardware platforms such as ARM, x86 and PPC. Valgrind virtualizes the user mode environment and depends on the host OS environment. This thesis explores how Valgrind could be adapted to support an OSE (a real-time operation system product from ENEA software AB) target in a Linux host environment.
Source: Mälardalen University
Author: Lifei, TaNG