Memory Leak Hunting is a part of my life and can be fun but also painful.
Hunting and understanding leaks often takes a lot of time.
Good that there is Eclipse Memory Analyzer (MAT, www.eclipse.org/mat) that makes your life a lot easier.
With built-in utilities / queries / reports to help you find answers.
But what i was missing, was help analyzing Swing-Applications.
A lot of small leaks can gather together and your application may run out of memory.
Often it’s something like undisposed Frames/Dialogs that take up memory.
To make hunting those leaks easier, i’ve come up with some additions to MAT that will help you identifiy leaks in Swing-Applications.
You can find them as an update-site under: https://mat.sjoker.net/update-site
– Eclipse MAT 1.3 (www.eclipse.org/mat)
– Java 1.7 for running MAT
For a list of Features look here.