[erlang-questions] Garbage Collection, BEAM memory and Erlang memory

Roberto Ostinelli roberto@REDACTED
Fri Jan 23 13:26:27 CET 2015

Thank you Anton,
I do not have such system yet in place, as this isn't a production
environment (yet).

Will definitely add one asap.


On Thu, Jan 22, 2015 at 7:41 PM, Anton Lebedevich <mabrek@REDACTED> wrote:

> Hello.
> Do you have any external monitoring system in place (like statsderl or
> exometer + graphite) that watches erlang memory consumption (process,
> binary, ... total)? What is the long-term growth trend? Is it linear
> or similar to capacitor charge (like
> http://hades.mech.northwestern.edu/index.php/File:RC_charge_voltage.gif)
> From the data provided it looks like some subpopulation of processes
> is growing their heaps. It might happen for mid- or small-sized
> processes since top processes always have the same size.
> Can you measure [memory, message_queue_len, total_heap_size,
> heap_size, stack_size] for all processes several times (with the same
> interval as you measured total memory growth) and compare histograms
> of their memory consumption? Or upload that data somewhere and I'll
> play with it in R to find what's changing inside.
> Regards,
> Anton Lebedevich.
> PS forgot to reply to the list
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