Address space monitor is a lightweight tool for monitoring a process' virtual address space usage. Recent additions include a natty CPU usage meter and a very basic process browser in the "attach" dialogue box.
Address Space Monitor is licensed under the MIT license and the installer can be downloaded here: asmsetup-0_7.exe
Recent additions include visual indicators to show when recording and playback are in progress.
For any questions or suggestions please use this email address: asm at hashpling dot org.
From the licence file:
Copyright (c) 2007-2008 Charles Bailey Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions: The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software. THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.
From the readme:
Address Space Monitor ===================== Address Space Monitor is a simple utility to monitor a process' use of its address space. To begin monitoring a process, choose the "Process|Attach ..." menu option and type in the process id of the process to be monitored. The "Attach to process" dialog box now features a process browser so that you can select the process by name. Alternatively you can choose to spawn a new process. If you select the "Process|Run..." menu option you will be presented with the "Run" dialog box. From here you can broswe for the executable file for the process you wish to start and the initial working directory for the process. You can also enter in any required command line arguments. While monitoring a process, the display is split into three sections. The top section shows the address space of the process in a gauge format, from low addresses (close to zero) on the left, rotating clockwise to high addresses (2GB for 32-bit processes, 8TB for 64-bit processes) on the right. Free address space is shown in green, reserved addresses in yellow and used (committed) memory regions in red. The next section of the display shows the largest free regions of address space as coloured ellipses in descending order of size. The full width of the display represents a quarter of the total address space for the process (about 512MB for 32-bit processes, about 2TB for 64-bit processes) and large regions are shown as half an ellipse covering the full width of the display even if they exceed half the total address space. The regions are coloured according to their upper address so that they can be tracked as their lower parts are used up. Low regions start from yellow, going through magenta at half way, to cyan at the upper end of the address space. The final section has some textual summaries for the address space. The first number is the total amount of committed address space for the whole process, the second number is the total amount of reserved address space for the process, the third number is the total amount of free memory and the final number is the size of the largest free address space region. For committed and reserved regions these totals may be larger than what you might expect from looking at other memory analysis tools as all address space is counted, including mapped files and shared memory regions, rather than just regions which are mapped to physical memory or swap file space. The utility has most use for 32-bit processes as 64-bit process tend to be dominated by a very large (only fractionally smaller that 8TB) region of free address space from the 2GB boundary upwards. Address Space Monitor now supports recording both single snapshots of a process' address space as well as recordings of a process' address space over time. A snapshot can be recorded through the "File|Save as..." menu options, and redisplayed through the "File|Open..." optione. A recording can either be started through the "File|Record..." option or, when creating a new process, by selecting the "Record" checkbox in the "Run" dialog box and browsing for the name of a file to record. In both cases the recording will stop when the process being monitored exits. While recording the "File|Record..." menu option will display a tick icon. The recording can be halted manually by reselecting the "File|Record..." menu option while the menu option displays a tick mark. Charles Bailey.
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