Valgrind problems on Hotspot

Peng Du imdupeng at
Mon Feb 9 21:31:31 PST 2009

Hi, Nicholas

Just tried out Pin. It seemed to be even slower than Valgrind. Besides, if I
am not wrong, Pin is closed source. However, its API is much cleaner and
easier than Valgrind I think.


Peng Du

On Mon, Feb 9, 2009 at 2:21 PM, Nicholas Riley <njriley at> wrote:

> In article <b4eed40902091111n6480c302yc00e229fe8059088 at>,
>  Peng Du <imdupeng at> wrote:
> > Thank you for pointing out the  --trace-children option, Nicholas!
> >
> > Then, like gamma, it too becomes really slow. Is there any way to improve
> > the speed?
> Do less? :-)  If you're running a benchmark you can try to reduce the
> size.  I don't use Valgrind but do use Pin with HotSpot and it's
> manageable if you keep the code size down.
> --
> Nicholas Riley <njriley at>
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