memprobe man page

memprobe — ROOT utility to examine memory usage


memprobe [options]


To activate the memory checker you have to set in the .rootrc file the resource Root.MemCheck to 1 (e.g.: Root.MemCheck: 1) and you have to link with (e.g. use root-config --new --libs) or use rootn.exe.

When all this is the case you will find at the end of the program execution a file memcheck.out in the directory where you started your ROOT program. Alternatively you can set the resource Root.MemCheckFile to the name of a file to which the leak information will be written. The contents of this memcheck.out file can be analyzed and transformed into printable text via the memprobe program (in /usr/bin).

See Also


See also the ROOT webpages:

Original Authors

The ROOT team (see web page above):

Rene Brun and Fons Rademakers


This manual page was written by Christian Holm Christensen <>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).


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