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12.4. Additional Resources
A detailed description of Valgrind and its features is beyond the scope of this book. For more information, see the resources listed below.
- valgrind(1) — The manual page for the
valgrindutility provides detailed information on how to use Valgrind. To display the manual page for the version included in Red Hat Developer Toolset, type:
scl enable devtoolset-4 'man valgrind'
- Valgrind Documentation — HTML documentation for Valgrind is located at
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Performance Tuning Guide Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Performance Tuning Guide — The Performance Tuning Guides for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7 provide more detailed information about using Valgrind to profile applications.
- Section B.7, “Changes in Valgrind” provides a comprehensive list of features and improvements over the version of Valgrind distributed in the previous release of Red Hat Developer Toolset.
- Chapter 1, Red Hat Developer Toolset provides an overview of Red Hat Developer Toolset and more information on how to install it on your system.
- Chapter 10, memstomp documents how to use the memstomp utility to identify calls to library functions with overlapping memory regions that are not allowed by various standards.
- Chapter 11, SystemTap provides an introduction to SystemTap and explains how to use it to monitor the activities of a running system.
- Chapter 13, OProfile explains how to use OProfile to determine which sections of code consume the greatest amount of CPU time and why.
- Chapter 14, Dyninst documents how to use the Dyninst library to instrument a user-space executable.