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Monday, 16 December 2013
Tools to profile memory usage
Dr. Memory. It is a relatively new tool, works very well on Windows 7. My favorite feature is that it groups the same leaks' allocation stacks in the report.
I have also used UMDH(
) and found it quiet useful and easy to setup. It works from Win2000 to Win7.
AppVerifier is a must have swissknife for windows native code developers, its "memory" checker does similar job
My favorite is verysleepy (
) It is tiny but very useful and easy to use.
If you need more features, AMD CodeAnalyst™ Performance Analyzer is free:
Windows Performance Analysis tools is free from Microsoft, not very easy to use but can get the job done if you are willing to spend the time.
Similar(not quite exact match) free tools on windows are:
VMMap from sysinternals :
!heap command in windbg :
Above mentioned Windows Performance Tools has certain level of L2 cache miss profiling capability but not quite as good and easy to use as Cachegrind.
Haven't found anything free and as powerful on Windows yet, the only free tool for windows I can find that is slightly close is the "lock" checker in AppVerifier: