[erlang-questions] About etop question

Anthony Molinaro <>
Tue Dec 17 03:23:01 CET 2013


Also, you might consider

https://github.com/mazenharake/entop

it does a really good job and doesn't have the formatting issues that I've had
with etop.

-Anthony

On Mon, Dec 16, 2013 at 11:26:18AM +0100, Jesper Louis Andersen wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 16, 2013 at 10:33 AM, ????????? <> wrote:
> 
> > In recently days, i found our server consume a lot of memory. For example,
> > I  only type erl command in the shell. It is about to consume 4G memory. I
> > try to monitor with etop toos. Then i met a new question which the Memory
> > column  display some stars[1].
> 
> 
> It is the formatting code which notes it cannot represent the size of the
> number. Usually because the call to io_lib:format specifies a given number,
> N, of characters and the numbers representation is too big to fit into N
> characters.
> 
> Good libraries/tricks for hunting these kinds of problems:
> 
> * install an alarm_handler and run mem_sup. Report stuff about the Pid
> using too much memory.
> * Use Fred Hebert's `recon` library (ferd/recon on Github).

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