[Ns-developers] Bug 790: Memory leak in TestSuite routing-aodv-regression
craigdo at ee.washington.edu
Fri Jan 15 10:48:42 PST 2010
> > If desired, this should be opened as a new bug, unrelated to 790.
> I consider being leak-free a criteria for release so, from my
> perspective, that potential bug should be a blocker for the release.
I agree with you that being leak-free should be a release criterion.
I was afraid that I would go back to previous releases and find these
still-reachable errors scattered through the code since we've never flagged
them, and you have to look pretty closely through a large amount of noise to
notice them. It was a pleasant surprise to find that only one such error
had slipped into ns-3.6 (TestSuite ipv4-address-helper).
So, all of these still-reachable errors are a new phenomenon for ns-3.7 and
they should definitely be fixed before release.
BTW, we should also fix wutils.py to check for still-reachable errors,
should fix test.py to check for definitely-reachable errors, or perhaps even
better, fix both to fail a valgrind run if they find the string "LEAK
SUMMARY:" in the output.
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