Erlang - memory


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Returns a list containing information about memory dynamically allocated by the Erlang emulator.Each element of the list is a tuple {Type, Size}. The first element Type is an atom describing memory type.

Syntax

memory()

Parameters

  • None

Return Value

Returns a list containing information about memory dynamically allocated by the Erlang emulator.

For example

-module(helloworld). 
-export([start/0]). 

start() -> 
   io:fwrite("~p~n",[erlang:memory()]).

Output

When we run the above program we will get the following result. Depending on the system, the output will differ −

[{total,15515688},
{processes,4520064},
{processes_used,4516976},
{system,10995624},
{atom,132249},
{atom_used,119002},
{binary,768584},
{code,3002085},
{ets,221944}]
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