Bug#480383: ITP: libdevel-leak-perl -- Utility for looking for perl objects that are not reclaimed.
Owner: Edi Stojicevic <firstname.lastname@example.org>
* Package name : libdevel-leak-perl
Version : x.y.z
Upstream Author : Name <email@example.com>
* URL : http://www.example.org/
* License : (GPL, LGPL, BSD, MIT/X, etc.)
Programming Lang: (C, C++, C#, Perl, Python, etc.)
Description : Utility for looking for perl objects that are not reclaimed.
Devel::Leak has two functions NoteSV and CheckSV.
NoteSV walks the perl internal table of allocated SVs (scalar values) - (which actually contains
arrays and hashes too), and records their addresses in a table. It returns a count of these
"things", and stores a pointer to the table (which is obtained from the heap using malloc()) in its
CheckSV is passed argument which holds a pointer to a table created by NoteSV. It re-walks the
perl-internals and calls sv_dump() for any "things" which did not exist when NoteSV was called. It
returns a count of the number of "things" now allocated.