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leakdice is a tool which dumps random pages from a specified process Dependencies: Linux 2.x with proc filesystem Concept: The idea behind leakdice is that a Monte Carlo sampling method is effective for diagnosing gross leaks. Unlike more conventional leak-detecting methods the sampling method doesn't require the process to be instrumented, instead it relies on the following chain of ideas: * The program's normal working set is much smaller than the leaked data * Therefore a randomly selected page of heap data is much more likely to contain leaked data than other (not leaked) data * Low-level programmers most likely to be diagnosing a leak are familiar enough with the data structures used in their code that there's a good chance they can identify them by sight Usage: For example, if your leaking process has PID 5844, simply type: leakdice 5844 If the page dumped seems irrelevant, try again, a different random page should be chosen. leakdice was developed by Nick Lamb. You are welcome to modify, copy and redistribute this software under the terms of the GNU GPL which is included in the file COPYING.