Making Sense of Large Heaps

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Making Sense of Large Heaps
Abstract. It is common for large-scale Java applications to suffer memory problems, whether inefficient designs that impede scalability, or lifetime bugs such as leaks. Making sense of heaps with many millions of objects is difficult given the extensive layering, framework reuse, and shared ownership in current applications. We present Yeti, a tool that summarizes memory usage to uncover the costs of design decisions, rather than of lower-level artifacts as in traditional tools, making it possible to quickly identify and remediate problems. Yeti employs three progressive ions and corresponding visualizations: it identifies costly groups of objects that collectively perform a function, recovers a logical data model for each, and summarizes the implementation of each model entity and relationship. Yeti is used by development and service teams within IBM, and has been effective in solving numerous problems. Through dies we demonstrate how these abstractions help solve common categories of...
Nick Mitchell, Edith Schonberg, Gary Sevitsky
Added 22 Nov 2009
Updated 22 Nov 2009
Type Conference
Year 2009
Authors Nick Mitchell, Edith Schonberg, Gary Sevitsky
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