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Re^2: Getting a memory dump

by awy (Acolyte)
on Nov 23, 2007 at 08:11 UTC ( #652521=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Getting a memory dump
in thread Getting a memory dump

Thanks. I was rather thinking of something a bit more structured that would list each variable with its attributes and references broken out.

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Re^3: Getting a memory dump
by erroneousBollock (Curate) on Nov 23, 2007 at 08:15 UTC
    I was rather thinking of something a bit more structured that would list each variable with its attributes and references broken out.
    Do you have an example of such a facility in some other language?

    Historically, various tools were used to examine a dump corefile, but I've not seen language-specific nor human-readable dumps before.

    Aside from perl variables, all kinds of things will be on the heap for your perl process (eg: things allocated by libraries wrapped in XS interfaces).

    -David

      Yes, this is something you can do in Java. The Sun JVM hprof format (and similar formats for other JVMs) is not exactly human-readable but there are quite a number of tools capable of reading and analysing such dumps. The point is that the data is structured in a format amenable to analysis.

      I realise that libraries and XS code may be responsible but somehow I suspect that this is less likely in my case.

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