best way to discover this process's current memory usage, cross-platform?

Paul Boddie paul at
Wed Nov 16 11:19:35 CET 2005

Neal Norwitz wrote:
> Valgrind actually runs on PPC (32 only?) and amd64, but I don't think
> that's the way to go for this problem.

+1 for understatement of the week.

> Here's a really screwy thought that I think should be portable to all
> Unixes which have dynamic linking.  LD_PRELOAD.

Similar work is described here:

On the subject of memory statistics, I'm surprised no-one has mentioned
"top" in this thread (as far as I'm aware): I would have thought such
statistics would have been available to "top" and presented by that


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