Profiling Perl app memory usage

Nik Clayton nik at
Thu Mar 2 22:40:16 GMT 2006

Nik Clayton wrote:
> Nik Clayton wrote:
>> Is anyone aware of anything that makes it easier to portably track a Perl
>> app's memory usage?
> [...]
>> Walking through CPAN modules that match /devel/i and /prof/i I can't see
>> anything that can reliably extract this information.
>> Anyone know of anything, or can suggest an approach?
> Phil Pennock suggested I look at BSD::Resource, which seems to be a good 
> fit.  Thanks Phil.
> So, here's Devel::Memory.

Scratch that.  Devel::Instrument::Memory.  Close-to-final, ready-for-CPAN 
code is at



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