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Posts Tagged ‘NSZombie’

NSZombieEnabled Causes memory Leak.

April 10th, 2010

Xcode's InstrumentNoobie Mistake while trying to traced memory leak with the app I am working on using the instrument provided by xcode , I got series of pink spikes,

Xcode's Leaking Instrument

and I'm not sure what was causing it, I thought that the managedObject Context was the culprit. I noticed tons of _NSZombie_ prefix listed and I remember that I added the NSZombieEnabled tag under the Argument in "Executable App Info",

Xcode NSZombieEnabled

I added NSZombieEnabled environment variable because it can be helpful to track down the elusive object causing the problem, mostly tracing the EXC_BAD_ACCESS error message. So after I disabled it, the app I am working on had no leak after all.

Xcode's No Leak Instrument