memstat - Identify what's using up virtual memory

Property Value
Distribution Debian Sid
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package filename memstat_1.1_amd64.deb
Package name memstat
Package version 1.1
Package release -
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Category admin admin::benchmarking interface::commandline role::program use::monitor
Homepage -
License -
Maintainer Michael Meskes <>
Download size 11.31 KB
Installed size 34.00 KB


Package Version Architecture Repository
memstat_1.1_i386.deb 1.1 i386 Debian Main
memstat - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.7


Type URL
Binary Package memstat_1.1_amd64.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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