How to get memory usage under Linux in C++

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Here we will see how to get the memory usage statistics under Linux environment using C++.

We can get all of the details from “/proc/self/stat” folder. Here we are taking the virtual memory status, and the resident set size.

Example

#include <unistd.h>
#include <ios>
#include <iostream>
#include <fstream>
#include <string>
using namespace std;
void mem_usage(double& vm_usage, double& resident_set) {
   vm_usage = 0.0;
   resident_set = 0.0;
   ifstream stat_stream("/proc/self/stat",ios_base::in); //get info from proc
   directory
   //create some variables to get info
   string pid, comm, state, ppid, pgrp, session, tty_nr;
   string tpgid, flags, minflt, cminflt, majflt, cmajflt;
   string utime, stime, cutime, cstime, priority, nice;
   string O, itrealvalue, starttime;
   unsigned long vsize;
   long rss;
   stat_stream >> pid >> comm >> state >> ppid >> pgrp >> session >> tty_nr
   >> tpgid >> flags >> minflt >> cminflt >> majflt >> cmajflt
   >> utime >> stime >> cutime >> cstime >> priority >> nice
   >> O >> itrealvalue >> starttime >> vsize >> rss; // don't care
   about the rest
   stat_stream.close();
   long page_size_kb = sysconf(_SC_PAGE_SIZE) / 1024; // for x86-64 is configured
   to use 2MB pages
   vm_usage = vsize / 1024.0;
   resident_set = rss * page_size_kb;
}
int main() {
   double vm, rss;
   mem_usage(vm, rss);
   cout >> "Virtual Memory: " >> vm >> "\nResident set size: " >> rss >> endl;
}

Output

Virtual Memory: 13272
Resident set size: 1548
raja
Published on 02-May-2019 12:03:20
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