Memory::Usage - Tools to determine actual memory usage
my $mu = Memory::Usage->new();
# Record amount of memory used by current process
# Do the thing you want to measure
# Record amount in use afterwards
# Spit out a report
This module lets you attempt to measure, from your operating system's perspective, how much memory a process is using at any given time.
Creates a new Memory::Usage object. This object will contain usage state as recorded along the way.
Record the memory usage at call time, logging it internally with the provided message. Optionally takes a process ID to record memory usage for, defaulting to the current process.
Generates report on memory usage.
Prints report on memory usage to stderr.
Return arrayref of internal state. Returned arrayref contains zero or more references to arrays with the following columns (in order). All sizes are in kilobytes.
Dave O'Neill, <dmo at dmo.ca>
<dmo at dmo.ca>
Please report any bugs or feature requests to bug-memory-usage at rt.cpan.org, or through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org/NoAuth/ReportBug.html?Queue=Memory-Usage. I will be notified, and then you'll automatically be notified of progress on your bug as I make changes.
bug-memory-usage at rt.cpan.org
You can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.
You can also look for information at:
RT: CPAN's request tracker
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Copyright 2010 Dave O'Neill.
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of either: the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; or the Artistic License.
See http://dev.perl.org/licenses/ for more information.
To install Memory::Usage, copy and paste the appropriate command in to your terminal.
perl -MCPAN -e shell
For more information on module installation, please visit the detailed CPAN module installation guide.