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Blog Archive for xiaobinlu during August 2005

Perception vs. Reality: How big is that process? One of the issues we have run into our work on the Java performance team is the difference between the physical memory size of a process and the perceived size of that process. "Perceived" footprint is the number reported by the operating system (by tools such as "ps" and "top" on Unix/Linux, and "Task Manager" on Windows) that a process takes up...