Delta in Negative

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Delta in Negative

Post by mansoor » Tue Nov 28, 2006 11:22 am


I am new to Memory Profiler. I am profiling my ASP.NET Application. I am getting Delta in negative for some of the objects. What does this means? Is this means that application has some leaks? If any one know, please let me know also.

Thanks in advance.
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Andreas Suurkuusk
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Post by Andreas Suurkuusk » Tue Nov 28, 2006 7:41 pm

Negative delta values do not indicate a memory leak. They indicate that you had instances that were reachable in the comparison snapshot that are no longer reachable in the selected snapshot. This can for example occur if you collect a snapshot while you have a document open, and then close the document and collect a new snapshot. Instances related to the document will exist in the first snapshot, but they will most likely no longer exist in the second snapshot (if they still exist, that might indicate a memory leak).
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Andreas Suurkuusk
SciTech Software AB

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