Monday, November 17, 2014

Find Local Variables in Eclipse Memory analyzer

Finding local variables from the heap dump generated is easy using eclipse memory analyzer. As we know the life of the local variable is very small but if the variable is alive during the time of heap generation, we can fine the local variable details using

1. Click on the objects options button from the actions bar  
2. Select “Java Basics” -> Thread Details. This will list the objects for Specific threads
 We can also click on the “Thread Overview and Stacks”
3. Once it displays all the threads details, Right click on a Thread and select
“List Objects” -> With Outing going references

4. Now we can see all the objects with outgoing references. We can then search for the <Java Local> inside the thread tree for the local variables.

We can see something like these

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