Forwarding this thread to sbcl help, specifically last question. thanks
> On Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 7:59 PM, Kevin Smith k2msmith@...> wrote:
> > Hello, What is the best way (from lisp) to to monitor the total memory
> > allocation during runtime of a foreign library that is doing calls
> > malloc/free ?
> I think you'll have to use the same techniques you would use in plain
> C. See for example: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1906228>.
> However, your Lisp's memory management might interfere. For instance,
> Valgrind and SBCL don't get along at all.
> You might have better luck with tools that only instrument
> malloc()/free() if your implementation doesn't use malloc() to
> allocate Lisp memory, eg SBCL.
> > what about memory size in lisp as well ?
> There's CL:ROOM, and most Lisps have memory profilers. (I'm not aware
> of any such profilers including foreign memory usage, unfortunately.)