Measuring memory footprint in C/C++ code on FreeBSD
strontium90 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 20 18:23:06 UTC 2011
I'd like to measure the memory footprint in C/C++ code for a
program running under FreeBSD and Linux in terms of total process size
including heap objects. Due to execution length, I'd like to avoid the
use of valgrind.
I think that it would be difficult to achieve the task in a
platform-transparent manner, that's why I'll be using /proc/<pid>/status
on Linux, and do something else on FreeBSD.
I was adviced to have a look on getrusage, which I did, but I found
descriptions of certain fields of struct rusage in the manpage too
cryptic to make a proper use of the call.
Could someone please point me in the right direction?
Thanks very much.
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