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Old 12-17-2004, 03:45 AM   #1
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How to display how much memory resources consumes an app


I would like to display ON THE SHELL how much memory resources consumes an app
(e.g. a script I'm running).

How can I perform it?

Old 12-17-2004, 04:52 AM   #2
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cat /proc/pid/statm
where pid is the process ID of the command you're running (which you can get from top or ps).

The fields are, left-to-right:

size total program size
resident size of memory portions
shared number of pages that are shared
trs number of pages that are 'code'
drs number of pages of data/stack
lrs number of pages of library
dt number of dirty pages


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