Cannot use DEBUG_NEW to trace this leak.

"Simon" <>
Wed, 23 Jan 2008 21:36:40 +0200

I have some old code that I am trying to use in my current project.
It uses standard lib and vectors.

The error I get is as follows.

Detected memory leaks!
Dumping objects ->
{193} normal block at 0x016DA0A8, 16 bytes long.
Object dump complete.

it does not tell me where the leak comes from.

I have narrowed down the code as follow where the error could be.
I would rather not change the code as much as possible.

// in the constructor
m_pData = new std::string[ someKnownSize + 1]
memset( m_pData, 0, (n+1)*sizeof(std::string) );

// The destructor
if( NULL != m_pData )
    delete [] ( m_pData );
m_pData = NULL;
m_nSize = 0;

// in a function
void add( std::string &s, int len )
    m_pData[m_nSize++] = std::string(s, len ) ;


if I remove the lines m_pData[m_nSize++] = std::string(s, len ) ; then I
have no leak.

The file with the error does not use #include "stdafx.h", (but it has
#include "windows.h")
and as such I cannot use:

#ifdef _DEBUG
#define new DEBUG_NEW
#undef THIS_FILE
static char THIS_FILE[] = __FILE__;

What could be the problem and how can I find the leak?


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