[vtk-developers] Valgrind reminder

Sean McBride sean at rogue-research.com
Thu Dec 15 12:06:51 EST 2016

On Thu, 15 Dec 2016 11:14:18 -0500, Andy Bauer said:

>Great reminder Bill -- and thanks for monitoring it. I know I don't look at
>that enough.
>Mathieu, the valgrind build and test takes quite a bit of time (several
>hours) and doing it for each merge request would indundate that machine.

Valgrind can be 10x slower at runtime, whereas AddressSanitizer (ASan) is only about 2x slower.  It would be much more feasible to have the MRs pass through ASan.  (The tools largely overlap in the issues they find, but each can catch/miss things the other doesn't.)

Reminder: I submit an ASan nightly dashboard, there is currently 1 failure:



Sean McBride, B. Eng                 sean at rogue-research.com
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