[Jackit-devel] [linux-audio-dev] What valgrind says

Paul Coccoli pcoccoli at gmail.com
Wed Jul 5 17:22:34 UTC 2006

On 6/26/06, Jack O'Quin <jack.oquin at gmail.com> wrote:
> OK, I see it now.  All those uninitialized write complaints are due to
> the fact that jack_request_t is a union.  Most requests don't need (or
> want) to fill in all the bytes, just the ones that matter for that
> RequestType.
> There are jack_request_t structs used all over the place.  The only
> solution I can think of that would make valgrind happy would be to
> initialize them all to zeroes before filling them in.  While that would
> eliminate these complaints, I have some doubts that we really want
> to make all those changes.  There is some risk of introducing real
> bugs while fixing them.
> Those valgrind warnings really *are* annoying, of course.
> --
>  joq

Use valgrind's --gen-suppressions=yes option, create a suppressions
file, and post it to the list for all to enjoy.

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