Debug those mysterious problems with your application's memory

Debugging aids for IBM i heap memory

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Scott Hanson

Date archived: December 19, 2016 | First published: December 14, 2012

Debugging heap memory problems within an application can be difficult on any platform. Fortunately, IBM i 6.1 and later releases provide support to help debug heap memory problems within the ILE environment. This article explains what heap memory is and illustrates the correct usage of heap memory from several ILE languages, including C, C++, RPG, COBOL, and CL. It also describes some of the common problems that occur when using the heap memory and how to use the support provided on IBM i to debug those problems.

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