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Visualizing the Java heap

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1 Author(s)
Reiss, S.P. ; Dept. of Comput. Sci., Brown Univ., Providence, RI, USA

Many of the problems that occur in long-running systems involve the way that the system uses memory. We have developed a framework for extracting and building a model of the heap from a running Java system. Such a model is only useful if programmers can extract from it the information they need to understand, find, and eventually fix memory-related problems in their system. We demonstrate the tool in action, showing how it works dynamically on running processes and how it is designed to address a variety of specific memory issues.

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Software Engineering, 2010 ACM/IEEE 32nd International Conference on  (Volume:2 )

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2-8 May 2010