[lldb-dev] Leaks from static variables

Kate Stone via lldb-dev lldb-dev at lists.llvm.org
Mon Aug 1 15:15:05 PDT 2016

Greg Clayton will almost certainly want to weigh in here when he returns next week.  Generally speaking, we’ve had a long tail of issues that only show up during teardown that we’re avoiding.  Leaking resources that will be reclaimed by the OS when the process terminates is a non-issue.  If there are specific scenarios where a long-lived process leaks significant content that isn’t an effective cache for subsequent use, please outline how that manifests.

Kate Stone k8stone at apple.com <mailto:k8stone at apple.com>
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> On Aug 1, 2016, at 2:40 PM, Vedant Kumar via lldb-dev <lldb-dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote:
> Hi lldb-dev,
> It looks like the debugger initializes static variables in llvm (see:
> SystemInitializerFull::Initialize()), but, AFAICT, it never cleans them up.
> Does this cause memory leaks? I'd assumed that it's necessary to call
> llvm_shutdown() somewhere to avoid this kind of leak.
> Is there a buildbot I can check that tests an address-sanitized version of
> lldb?
> thanks,
> vedant
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