valgrind Getting started with valgrind Installation or Setup


Valgrind is GPLv2-licensed collection of dynamic analysis tools, which uses binary instrumentation (dynamic recompilation). Six tools are included to detect memory management (Memcheck) and threading errors (Helgrind and DRD), to generate call-graph and profile programs (with optional cache and branch-prediction simulation - Cachegrind and Callgrind), to profile heap memory usage (Massif).

Valgrind supports several platforms: X86/Linux, AMD64/Linux, ARM/Linux, ARM64/Linux, PPC32/Linux, PPC64/Linux, PPC64LE/Linux, S390X/Linux, MIPS32/Linux, MIPS64/Linux, X86/Solaris, AMD64/Solaris, ARM/Android (2.3.x and later), ARM64/Android, X86/Android (4.0 and later), MIPS32/Android, X86/Darwin and AMD64/Darwin (Mac OS X 10.12).

Valgrind is included into many Linux distributions: Debian & Ubuntu (sudo apt-get install valgrind), Arch (sudo pacman -S valgrind), Fedora (sudo yum -y install valgrind,sudo dnf install valgrind`). It can also be built from source.