Garbage collection

Tom Wright tew24 at spam.ac.uk
Wed Mar 21 14:48:16 CET 2007


Thinker wrote:
> How do you know amount of memory used by Python?
> ps ? top or something?

$ ps up `pidof python2.5`
USER       PID %CPU %MEM    VSZ   RSS TTY      STAT START   TIME COMMAND
tew24    26275  0.0 11.9 257592 243988 pts/6   S+   13:10   0:00 python2.5

"VSZ" is "Virtual Memory Size" (ie. total memory used by the application)
"RSS" is "Resident Set Size" (ie. non-swapped physical memory)


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