memstat - Identify what's using up virtual memory

Property Value
Distribution Debian 10 (Buster)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package filename memstat_1.1_i386.deb
Package name memstat
Package version 1.1
Package release -
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Category admin admin::benchmarking interface::commandline role::program use::monitor
Homepage -
License -
Maintainer Michael Meskes <>
Download size 11.64 KB
Installed size 33.00 KB
Lists all the processes, executables, and shared libraries
that are using up virtual memory. It's helpful to see how the
shared memory is used and which 'old' libs are loaded.


Package Version Architecture Repository
memstat_1.1_amd64.deb 1.1 amd64 Debian Main
memstat - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.7


Type URL
Binary Package memstat_1.1_i386.deb
Source Package memstat

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install memstat deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install memstat




2018-02-09 - Michael Meskes <>
memstat (1.1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Switched to debhelper 11. (Closes: #866025)
* Bumped Standards-Version tp 4.1.3, no changes needed.
2013-11-10 - Michael Meskes <>
memstat (1.0) unstable; urgency=low
* Updated copyright statement
* Automatically scan subdirectories.
* Use standard scanf option.
* Added "-n" option to prevent searching for filenames.
* Added "-v" option to display version information.
* Bumped Standards-Version to 3.9.4, no changes needed.
* Moved to debhelper 9 to get hardening automatically.
2011-01-31 - Michael Meskes <>
memstat (0.9) unstable; urgency=low
* Set errno to 0 before running strtol so the check afterwards works,
closes: #611181
* Bumped Standards-Version to 3.9.1, no changes needed.
* Added source/format file.
2009-06-08 - Michael Meskes <>
memstat (0.8) unstable; urgency=low
* Fixed handling of dev attribute. The old version failed to work under some
circumstances, closes: #531757
* Re-added output of PIDs that was somehow lost, closes: #531682
2009-06-02 - Michael Meskes <>
memstat (0.7) unstable; urgency=low
* If a process is stopped while processing, memstat no longer stops, but
instead prints out an error and continues working, closes: #531435
2009-04-06 - Michael Meskes <>
memstat (0.6) unstable; urgency=low
* Corrected path in reference to memstat-tutorial.txt.gz, closes: #502844
* Made program read name of executable instead of guessing it from the memory
information, closes: #503026
* Added option to only show information for one process.
* Do not list memory mapping devices, closes: #47260, #58290, #108510
* List all other device mappings, closes: #496778
* Count double mapped pages twice, closes: #496777
* Completely redid the whole calculation part.
* Bumped Standards-Version to 3.8.1, no changes needed.
2008-06-13 - Michael Meskes <>
memstat (0.5) unstable; urgency=low
* New maintainer, closes: #485998
* Aknowledged NMU, closes: #322749
* Fixed compiler warnings by applying patch, closes: #356024
* Fixed wrong pathname problem by applying patch, closes: #294635, #279117
* Bumped Standards-Version to 3.8.0.
* Bumped debhelper compat version to 7.
* Simplified rules file.
2006-01-10 - Joey Hess <>
memstat ( unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload (take two.. where did the first one go?)
* Complete /usr/doc transition. Closes: #322749
2002-07-12 - Bernd Eckenfels <>
memstat (0.4) unstable; urgency=high
* make fscanf buffer bigger and more dynamic (Closes: Bug#5544)
* less verbose postinst (Closes: Bug#97400)
2002-05-23 - Bernd Eckenfels <>
memstat (0.3) unstable; urgency=low
* catch null pointer in reallof (Closes Bug: #108767)
* new policy version (3.5.6) and use of strip/debug switches
* includes Build-Depends now
* lintian clean (added Priority, fixed spelling, added -isp)

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