The numbers are updated in the real time.
If you’d like to visualise memory usage over time, try the Memory Graph of Chrome Developer Tools’ Timeline panel. To start using it, open Developer Tools, switch to the Timeline panel, and click on the “Memory” item. After you start capturing Timeline events, the graph starts updating itself:
- snapshots diffing
- grouping objects by constructor
- calculating retained sizes of objects
- showing dominators tree
- revealing paths to GC roots or window objects
For a more complete reference on working with the Chrome Developer Tools heap profiler, check out the tutorial.
: How to invoke the context menu in the Chrome Task Manager:
- Windows: Right click on any part of the grid;
- Linux: Right click on the grid itself;
- Mac: Ctrl+Right click on column headers
Posted by Mikhail Naganov, Software Engineer