Package Space Applications – valgrind


valgrind is an instrumentation framework for building dynamic analysis tools. There are tools that automatically detect memory management and threading bugs, and profile programs in detail.


You can run valgrind in one of two ways: locally or out of AFS Space:

Running locally

Follow these steps to load the valgrind package to a local machine:

  1. Go to the valgrind Package Space Local Downloads page..
  2. Click on the link for the valgrind version you wish to download.
  3. Follow the installation instructions on the download page.

Running out of AFS Space

Make sure you are subscribed to the  valgrind package:

%  ipm  add   valgrind

Then invoke valgrind as follows:

%   {valgrind utility}  {options}

Files live in /afs/isis/pkg/valgrind.


  1. The latest version available for local download is valgrind  3.8.1.
  2. The latest version available out of AFS space is valgrind  3.8.1.

Note: This package is available for Linux only.

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