malloc profile from a core dump

Ezolt, Phillip Phillip.Ezolt at
Thu Dec 17 10:28:58 PST 2015


  For the older versions of jemalloc that was included with FreeBSD 7 & 8, I released the following gdb python macros:

We (Netapp) use it for both cores and live debugging.


I haven't updated it to the most recent jemalloc, so it would require work... but it may be a starting place for you.



From: jemalloc-discuss-bounces at <jemalloc-discuss-bounces at> on behalf of Alex Reece <awreece at>
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Subject: malloc profile from a core dump

Is is possible to generate a malloc profile from a core dump? I'm investigating the use of jemalloc for pretty aggressive checking (a la libumem's auditing / redzone checking / ::whatis) for testing debug builds.

I've seen some similar questions in the areas ( and some other tools in the area ( but nothing really appears to stick out.

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