Patent Number: 7,827,538

Title: Memory leak detection

Abstract: A memory leak detection scheme for use in a computer system (e.g., Java) by: finding an allocation site (410) which is responsible for allocating objects which accumulate in a memory heap (400); and monitoring memory activity related to the found allocation site to discover a memory leak related thereto. The technique can be entirely application independent and can be made fully automatic, running as a daemon process on a machine and detecting leakage in a number of client processes simultaneously.

Inventors: Trotter; Martin J (Ampfield, GB)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06F 9/44 (20060101); G06F 9/45 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-02 0:00:00