On Memory consumption of KDevelop-PG

Milian Wolff mail at milianw.de
Sat Dec 19 03:36:26 UTC 2009

On Saturday 19 December 2009 03:50:01 Milian Wolff wrote:
> Hey all!
> I did a massif run with duchainify on Mediawiki, and well as far as I can
>  see there is no apparent memory leak.
> http://mwolff.pastebin.com/f3581a8d6
> What bugs me is the peak... See also:
> http://mwolff.pastebin.com/f4a66d631
> I mean, it's pretty clear why we have a pretty high memory consumption:
> - every visited node gets an Ast, even those that are just general helpers
> (AST == Tree.. duh)
> - every Ast has two qint64 + a pointer _at least_, meaning: sizeof(AstNode)
>  == 32, most "specialized" nodes have at least one pointer to a child
>  element, so lets say sizeOf(node) = 36
> - the phpfunctions file alone has 1.5 mio nodes (and this file is pretty
>  simple imo, no logical expressions or stuff like that which will likely
>  blow up the node number greatly, I mean the massif peak is somewhere
>  later, dunno how to find the exact file... but it's _not_ the internal
>  file)

It's mediawiki/includes/ZhConversion.php

Basically one frikkin huge array that maps multibyte chars as far as I can 
see... It's ~380K big, has nearly 17k lines... And it has 11.7 mio nodes 
according to my callgrind output (number of times Php::Visitor::visitNode gets 

380k vs.

99.01% (145,951,541B) (heap allocation functions) malloc/new/new[], --alloc-
fns, etc.
->60.70% (89,478,400B) 0x1720D04A: KDevPG::BlockType::init(int) (kdev-pg-

Imo ridiculous... 

Milian Wolff
mail at milianw.de
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