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Old 10-07-2003, 07:09 PM   #1
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measure memory usage

How can I measure the total memory usage of a proccess.
I know that the commad "top" would give some percentages at that instant, but what I want is the peak memory usage.

Is there any function that I can use to obtain the memory usage ?
Where is the command "top" source code?

I was trying to change the kmalloc and kfree, to print the
memory usage, to get at least the peak heap usage.

Does anybody know a good way to solve this problem?

Thank you.
Old 10-07-2003, 07:25 PM   #2
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there is a utility called ntop. It has source code and looks the same as the command top. Top does have a source forge page but I don't know if they have any files released. It might not be what you want but it's worth a try.

If I find anything I'll post it.

Last edited by bolinux; 10-07-2003 at 07:26 PM.


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