How to Avoid, Find (and Fix) Memory Errors in your C/C++ Code

July 27, 2010

Memory errors occur very commonly in C and C++ applications, and they can affect application stability and correctness. These errors are due to programming bugs. They can be hard to reproduce, hard to debug, and potentially expensive to correct as well. Applications that have memory errors can experience major problems. For example, memory leaks can cause an application to run out of memory resulting in the termination of the application, gracefully or otherwise. This article helps understand challenging memory errors in serial/multithreaded applications and provides help on how to use tools to find the errors.

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