Linaro Valgrind snapshot 20100927 released

Peter Maydell peter.maydell at
Tue Sep 28 09:27:54 UTC 2010

The Linaro Toolchain Working Group is pleased to announce
the availability of a "developer preview" of Valgrind
which includes the support for ARM and Thumb which has
recently been added by the Valgrind developers.

Our aim with this preview release is to advertise
Valgrind's improved ARM support and encourage people
to try it out and find bugs before the official 3.6.0
release. Please report bugs via upstream's BTS:
or you can ask on linaro-toolchain at
if you have any problems.

This release is a snapshot of upstream subversion; it
should generally work but you may encounter bugs, especially
if you run it on hand-optimised assembly that uses obscure

New (upstream) features in this snapshot include:
 * Greatly improved support for ARM
 * Support for the Thumb instruction set
 * Support for NEON and VFPv3 instructions

Known issues:
 * callgrind has difficulty identifying ARM function
   call and return so may not produce useful results

Downloads are available from the Linaro Overlay PPA: if you're running Linaro on an ARM system you
should be able to just install it with
'apt-get install valgrind'.

-- Peter Maydell

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