There are many alternatives to Valgrind for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is Dr. Memory, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked eight alternatives to Valgrind and five of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Valgrind are strace (Free, Open Source), Libcsdbg (Free, Open Source), JTracer (Free, Open Source) and ltrace (Free, Open Source).
Dr. Memory is a memory monitoring tool capable of identifying memory-related programming errors such as accesses of uninitialized memory, accesses to unaddressable memory (including outside of allocated heap units and heap underflow and overflow), accesses to freed memory...
strace is a diagnostic, debugging and instructional userspace utility for Linux. It is used to monitor interactions between processes and the Linux kernel, which include system calls, signal deliveries, and changes of process state.
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strace functions at system level and helps mainly on problems with system calls.
Libcsdbg is a C++ exception stack tracer. When an exception is thrown, caught and handled, libcsdbg offers the tools to create and process the exception stack trace, the path the exception has propagated up the call stack, unwinding it, up to the section were it was handled.
ltrace intercepts and records dynamic library calls which are called by an executed process and the signals received by that process. It can also intercept and print the system calls executed by the program. Used for debugging.