Gen 0 in Session Overview

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Gen 0 in Session Overview

Postby John Doe » Tue Sep 15, 2009 3:01 pm


I'm using the trial version of AMP5 (12 days to go... :-) )
and I've been adviced shortly ago to use the 'Session Overview' tab rather than the time line graph.
However I do not have the Gen 0 Heap Size indicator in that tab.

is it possible to add it there?

thanks and greetings

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Postby Chris.Allen » Thu Sep 17, 2009 9:45 am

No, you can't add it in but of you want to see Gen 0 objects, you can use the "Standard Filters": "Objects on <> heap" check box - and select "Gen 0". This is applicable in the Analysis tab view, not the Summary page. In fact, I'd say you should use the Analysis view 90% of the time- the Summary page is useful after a long session but you will get so much more information using the Analysis page.
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Postby Alex.Davies » Thu Sep 17, 2009 9:45 am

Hi Cavin,
The Gen 0 heap in emptied at every garbage collection, and snapshots force a garbage collection, so the graph in the Session Overview would be very boring. It may sometimes show a couple of objects that were created by the garbage collection.

So I'm afraid the timeline is your best bet for analysing Gen 0 usage.
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Postby John Doe » Thu Sep 17, 2009 11:58 am

thanks everybody.
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