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5.344. valgrind

Updated valgrind packages that fix one bug and add one enhancement are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The valgrind packages provide a programming utility for debugging memory, detecting memory leaks, and profiling.

Bug Fix

Prior to this update, the "memalign" and "posix_memalign" replacements could only handle alignments of 1 MB maximum. As a consequence, running qemu-kvm in valgrind could cause alignment errors. This update modifies the underlying code so that memalign and posix_memalign replacement can now handle alignments up to 4 MB.


With this update, valgrind has been updated to provide complete support for IBM POWER7 Series and VPN-1 Power VSX hardware as well as support for Decimal Floating Point (DFP).
All users of valgrind are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix this bug add this enhancement.