[erlang-questions] Memory management

Ladislav Lenart <>
Thu Apr 26 18:31:52 CEST 2007


Mats Cronqvist wrote:
> Ladislav Lenart wrote:
>> Hello,
>>
>> During testing of our application we found that a larger instance
>> consumes about 80% (800MB) of system memory when it is actively doing
>> something. When it is only "loaded" but not started (all the processes
>> are there but no messages are sent), it consumes about 11% of system
>> memory. We have no idea what can make for such a big difference so
>> we started to wonder how does the erlang runtime decide to perform
>> a GC?
> 
>    i would run dtop (http://code.google.com/p/eper), but most people will 
> probably be better off with the clone from OTP (etop).
>    either will give yoo something like this;
Seems cool (especially redbug) - I will check it out...

Thanks,

Ladislav Lenart





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