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8 Invoking gc-analyze

gc-analyze [OPTION] ... [file]

gc-analyze prints an analysis of a GC memory dump to standard out.

The memory dumps may be created by calling gnu.gcj.util.GCInfo.enumerate(String namePrefix) from java code. A memory dump will be created on an out of memory condition if gnu.gcj.util.GCInfo.setOOMDump(String namePrefix) is called before the out of memory occurs.

Running this program will create two files: TestDump001 and TestDump001.bytes.

     import gnu.gcj.util.*;
     import java.util.*;
     public class GCDumpTest
         static public void main(String args[])
             ArrayList<String> l = new ArrayList<String>(1000);
             for (int i = 1; i < 1500; i++) {
                 l.add("This is string #" + i);

The memory dump may then be displayed by running:

     gc-analyze -v TestDump001
Verbose output.
-p tool-prefix
Prefix added to the names of the nm and readelf commands.
-d directory
Directory that contains the executable and shared libraries used when the dump was generated.
Print a help message, then exit.
Print version information, then exit.