ps_mem - Man Page

Memory profiling tool


ps_mem [OPTION]...


Display the core memory used per program (not per process)

In detail it reports:

sum (private RAM for program processes) +
sum (shared RAM for program processes)

The shared RAM is problematic to calculate, and the tool automatically selects the most accurate method available for the running kernel.


-h --help

Show help message

-p PID[,PID2,...PIDN]

Show memory consumption for the specified processes

-s --split-args

Show and separate memory usage entries by command line arguments and not just the program name.

-t --total

Only display the total number of bytes for the selected processes

-w N

Report memory consumption every N seconds


Pádraig Brady <>


04 October 2014