Coretrace is a lightweight tool for debugging embedded Linux applications. It works by analyzing core files from crashed applications and outputs a short plain-text backtrace, suitable for putting into logfiles. The basic idea is to let the failing unit do self analysis of core files and report those back home during device maintenance lifetime. Non-interactive small-sized embedded systems are the primary targets, so small footprint is of major concern, since it will be stored on flash. Currently the compiled size is approximately 20 kb.
YAGAC is a library that when linked to your C program, allows you to conveniently track or trash memory leaks within your application while it is still running. You can have multiple garbage collectors according the code part you are in. It tracks memory assigned by your code only, and does not monitor third part libraries. Tracking can be activated by updating a debug flag without restarting your application. It is intended for use with daemon-type programs.