Lowell Gilbert wrote: > Jesse Guardiani <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > >> During a recent programming/installation >> project, I found myself wanting to know >> the peak memory usage of a given command/process. >> >> Is there any way to gather this information >> without recompiling an application with a >> sleep or wait statement at the (assumed) >> point of peak memory usage and then looking >> at the process with 'ps'? > > Running under a debugger is one typical way of doing this. > For strictly malloc(3)'d memory, a memory profiler will be an easier > option. If I remember correctly, there is a choice of them in the > ports system.
These are generally things you have to compile into your applications, right? I'm specifically dealing with Perl and Python scripts that I did not write. However, I do some C programming from time to time, and learning how to use a memory profiler/leak detector is extremely appealing to me. Which is your favorite? Which works the best? Thanks! -- Jesse Guardiani, Systems Administrator WingNET Internet Services, P.O. Box 2605 // Cleveland, TN 37320-2605 423-559-LINK (v) 423-559-5145 (f) http://www.wingnet.net _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"