Profiling memory usage

By Tim Bunce
Date: Tuesday, 4 June 2013 09:35
Duration: 45 minutes
Target audience: Any
Language: English
Tags: memory performance

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There are several ways to profile the memory usage of perl applications. None of them are both good and easy. All have subtle and not-so-subtle limitations.

In this talk I’ll explain why memory profiling is hard, survey the available techniques and modules, and demonstrate Devel::SizeMe.

Devel::SizeMe is my new perl memory profiler. It builds on the detailed memory pointer chasing done by Devel::Size by adding the creation of a data file that captures details of every item of memory within a perl interpreter (and beyond) and includes tools to visualize the items and their relationships.

I've been told it has to be seen to be believed.

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