[webkit-dev] Interpreting "LEAK:" on Shutdown

Alex Milowski alex at milowski.org
Tue Jun 22 13:30:03 PDT 2010

On Tue, Jun 22, 2010 at 6:06 PM, Geoffrey Garen <ggaren at apple.com> wrote:

> Those messages indicate that some objects were not deleted before shutdown.
> Ensuring that all known references are released before shutdown, and then verifying that all objects are deleted, is an aid to debugging memory leaks. But the mechanism to ensure that all known references are released before shutdown seems to have bit-rotted a bit. Maybe you can fix it.

OK.  But how do you avoid this:

   No leak checking done: At least one WebView is still open.

If you quit all the windows you still get it.

In general, the documentation on all this is a little sparse.

--Alex Milowski
"The excellence of grammar as a guide is proportional to the paucity of the
inflexions, i.e. to the degree of analysis effected by the language

Bertrand Russell in a footnote of Principles of Mathematics

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