How do we figure out exact memory consumption for a process?

Jeffrey Wiegley (
Thu, 01 May 1997 11:08:54 -0700

I have a program that runs and consumes memory. For profiling
information I want to be able to determine how much memory the program
allocates and uses to solve its task. I know that ps -aux will give me
general memory percentages but I can't turn that into an acurrate

Is there something under /proc for a process that tells how much memory
is used by a process while it is running?


- Jeff Wiegley