Re: Prob. with memprof (was: Re: top tells me X is using 80 Mb!)
On Nov 28 2000, Jeronimo Pellegrini wrote:
> So... IS there some other application I could use to find memory
> leaks, other than memprof?
Wow. I didn't know this memprof thing. Quite cool, huh? The
only memory analyzing program that I knew about was memstat,
1 - is more of a static nature (you don't see allocations of
programs happening like you see with memprof);
2 - it has smaller granularity (i.e., only gives you a view of
the whole system);
3 - has a bug in version 0.2 when running under X (it displays
/dev/mem having a huge size and accounting it in the total
memory used by the applications).
> Memprof sems to be totally undocumented, and I tried several of the
> command line options, none of which worked...
What did you try? I did some things here and it displayed some
cool graphics. Nice toy. I still don't know precisely what to
do with all the data it generates, tough. :-) I guess that
I'll learn to use it with when I write some programs (which
are usually small and simple).
So, I guess that all this message says is: I don't know an
alternative to memprof.
Rogerio Brito - firstname.lastname@example.org - http://www.ime.usp.br/~rbrito/