[Bioclusters] Re: resources on administering clusters

Kris Boulez bioclusters@bioinformatics.org
Thu, 4 Apr 2002 10:29:40 +0200

Quoting Joe Landman (joe.landman@mscsoftware.com):
> On Wed, 2002-04-03 at 03:44, Kris Boulez wrote:
> [...]
> > Does anyone on this list know how to evaluate the memory usage of a
> > program running under Linux. We have a program that runs a long time
> There are a number of tools: time, memprof, memusage, sar, vmstat
> memprof (a RedHat-ism) and memusage are both reasonably good.  memusage
> comes in the glibc-common rpm from RedHat (for the 7.2 distribution).
> I use memusage like this
> 	memusage -p prime1.png -T -t ./prime1.pl 10101010121
> and it builds a png plot for me of my memory usage as a function of
> time.
> Memprof allows me to run a program as a child process and examine it as
> it runs, or in its totality at completion.  It is graphical.
These look promising. The fact that they don't have man pages associated
with them doesn't make life easier :).

Thanks for the info.