in reply to memory usage of modules

This looks pretty useful - I guess it could also be used (with a little tinkering) to return current memory usage - or even have a simple memory usage object with methods for giving the difference from another object of the same class. This way people could use the function however they liked, say doing one bit of analysis and finding out how their usage has changed etc... and shoot warnings / death if usage is too high etc...

There is Devel::Size but that isn't really the same thing, and neither is Benchmark::Harness::MemoryUsage (which also doesn't seem to be actively developed any more). I don't know if there is a general usage memory monitor, it would be really useful.

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Re^2: memory usage of modules
by almut (Canon) on Nov 23, 2009 at 19:16 UTC
    I don't know if there is a general usage memory monitor

    GTop, a binding to libgtop, is kind of the library version of the ps and top commands... (GTop::ProcMem and GTop::Mem for checking memory usage).

    Advantage: less overhead than calling an external executable and parsing its output (though only relevant when being called many many times).

    Disadvantage: not a core module.

      Ah well ;-) GTop... this Module also has the advantage that you can query any kind of size, and you get it in bytes. Voilà:

      package MemImpact::GTop; use strict; use GTop; my @meths = qw(size vsize rss share); my $before = GTop->new->proc_mem($$); my $after = my $now = $before; printf "%-60s % 10d Bytes\n", "$_ initial memory:" , $before->$_ for @meths; print "-" x 77, $/; sub import { my $pack = shift; my $meth = shift; for (@_) { eval "use $_;"; die "Can't load $_:\n$@\n" if $@; $after = GTop->new->proc_mem($$); printf "%-60s % 10d Bytes\n", "$meth after loading $_:" , $aft +er->$meth; printf "%-60s % 10d Bytes\n", "$meth impact of $_:" , $after-> +$meth - $now->$meth; $now = $after; } } END { print "-" x 77, $/; printf "%-60s % 10d Bytes\n", "$_ total impact:" , $after->$_ - $b +efore->$_ for @meths; } 1;
      qwurx [shmem] ~ > perl -e 'use MemImpact::GTop qw(rss Moose); use MemI +mpact::GTop qw(rss MooseX::AttributeHelpers)' size initial memory: 934707 +2 Bytes vsize initial memory: 934707 +2 Bytes rss initial memory: 346112 +0 Bytes share initial memory: 250265 +6 Bytes ---------------------------------------------------------------------- +------- rss after loading Moose: 897433 +6 Bytes rss impact of Moose: 551321 +6 Bytes rss after loading MooseX::AttributeHelpers: 1043660 +8 Bytes rss impact of MooseX::AttributeHelpers: 146227 +2 Bytes ---------------------------------------------------------------------- +------- size total impact: 711065 +6 Bytes vsize total impact: 711065 +6 Bytes rss total impact: 697548 +8 Bytes share total impact: 35225 +6 Bytes

        ++! thanks guys, I'll have a look into these (how did this end up as my question!?). I often find a need for checking that i am not about to crash my computer (lots of data, rubbish computer - go figure!).

        Just a something something...