[Mono-dev] Need help tracking this bug...

Miguel de Icaza miguel at novell.com
Fri Mar 30 00:43:59 EDT 2007


> I finally managed to get heap-buddy working on my mac, it took a
> while, but i got there ;) After testing monotorrent for a while with
> the debugger enabled, nothing happened. Then i realised i wasn't using
> mono 1.2.3. A few minutes later i fired up monotorrent using mono
> 1.2.3 and within seconds had runaway memory usage. Here's the stats,
> maybe they'll make sense to someone, or fire alarm bells for someone
> else:

Could you run with heap-shot, and take snapshots every few seconds?

With heap-shot you can see which objects are alive and do a "diff"
between them and find out who keeps the references to the objects.

It helps if you can also get the heap-shot-gui.

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