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Monitoring memory use on each request in Rails

By Peter Cooper / June 2, 2006

An oldie but a goldie.. Kent Siblev had an issue with his Rails application ballooning to 150 megabytes of memory usage per process. He couldn't figure out where the problem was, so he wrote a small plugin called MemoryLogging to check memory usage on each request (Linux only, I'm afraid). He found his problem within minutes and explains what was going on.

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