First Advisor

Birkenheuer, Nancy


College for Professional Studies

Degree Name

MS Software Engineering and Database Technologies


School of Computer & Information Science

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Number of Pages

75 pages


Software applications typically allocate and deallocate resources during their lifetime. Resources can be categorized into two broad groups, in-process and out-of-process resources where in-process resources are local resources directly managed by a client, while out-of-process resources are remotely managed by a client which instructs a server to allocate and deallocate the resource on its behalf. Out-of-process resources do not reside in a clients address space which poses an extra layer of complexity in attempting to debug their misuse. This thesis presents an automatic run-time solution to the problem of detecting and reporting source code locations of application client mismanagement of out-of-process resources for a specific case-study of the X Windowing System which lends itself to use in the wider general case.

Date of Award

Summer 2009

Location (Creation)

Denver, Colorado

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