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Perl Memory Management

by IDStewart (Acolyte)
on Sep 27, 2001 at 18:44 UTC ( #115108=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
IDStewart has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Is there a way in perl (short of resorting to system()) to determine the amount of memory used by a particular process?


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Re: Perl Memory Management
by jeroenes (Priest) on Sep 27, 2001 at 19:03 UTC
      CPAN is your friend, as always. (there is even a nifty nodelet in User settings.) Try Proc::ProcessTable if you are on unix... or search for 'Proc' on

      Looks promising. Pitty it won't build on Solaris...

      Oh well. It least I know where to start digging...

      In addition to this, I have recently posted some code to Q&A which will return process memory usage via the Proc::ProcessTable module. The Q&A thread where this can can be found is here.


      Ooohhh, Rob no beer function well without!

Re: Perl Memory Management
by perrin (Chancellor) on Sep 27, 2001 at 18:54 UTC
    Not a good one, but there are modules that do it with other programs or libraries, like GTop.

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[Corion]: I think that ITIL is mostly to prevent people from doing harm to a system that basically runs unattended :)
[Corion]: Maybe you could reduce ITIL to a computer network, a man and a dog. The network runs the computations. The man is there to feed the dog. The dog is there to prevent the man from accessing the computers.
[marto]: from experience of this side of the fence, it's all about proving to people that you are ITIL compliant, then the client ignores logical processes anyway :P
[marto]: when you work on the outside, for a client, you can make them aware of the stupids, but they don' t always listen :/
[Corion]: Yeah, you can lead them to water, but it's illegal to drown them...
[Discipulus]: Here my solution marto: create a win fake machine insied AD. do a micro fake partition foreach remote partition you wont to monit. put a web server that acept from data from remote systems and full fake partition as needed. fake partition are Mb. ;=)
[marto]: Discipulus yeah, the nuclear industry love fake machines sitting around on a controlled domain :P
[marto]: changing a typo on a website is often a great deal of paper work :P

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