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Web-Based Memory Profiler for Go Services Build Status GoDoc

Profiler helps you track your service's memory usage and custom key/value diagnostic info.

Profiler Screenshot

Enabling Memory Profiling

The simplest way to use the profiler is to add its endpoints to your HTTP listener. See the extra_service_info example for how to serve the profiler's endpoints on its own IP/port.

import (
func main() {
	// add the profiler handler endpoints

    // add realtime extra key/value diagnostic info (optional)

	// start the profiler on service start (optional) 

	// listen on port 6060 (pick a port)
	http.ListenAndServe(":6060", nil)

// extraServiceInfo returns key/value diagnostic info
func extraServiceInfo() map[string]interface{} {
    extraInfo := make(map[string]interface{})
    extraInfo["uptime"] = fetchUptime()
	extraInfo["successful connection count"] = fetchSuccessfulConnectionCount()
	extraInfo["failure connection count"] = fetchFailureConnectionCount()
    return extraInfo

Using Memory Profiling

Enabling Memory Profiling exposes the following endpoints:


View and/or run the three working examples in the examples folder:

  1. Simple: Serving the profiler's endpoints to a service's single HTTP IP:port
  2. Separate Port: Serving the profiler's endpoints on its own IP:port
  3. Extra Service Info: Same as the previous example, with the profiler also reporting diagnostic key/value pairs

Working With the Template Files

Template files are bundled in the Go binary with the 'go-bindata' tool. Everything in github.com/wblakecaldwell/profiler/profiler-web is bundled up into github.com/wblakecaldwell/profiler/profiler-web.go with the command, assuming your repository is in $GOPATH/src.

Production Code Generation (Check this in):

go get github.com/jteeuwen/go-bindata/...
go install github.com/jteeuwen/go-bindata/go-bindata

go-bindata -prefix "$GOPATH/src/github.com/wblakecaldwell/profiler/profiler-web/" -pkg "profiler" -nocompress -o "$GOPATH/src/github.com/wblakecaldwell/profiler/profiler-web.go" "$GOPATH/src/github.com/wblakecaldwell/profiler/profiler-web"

If you'd like to make changes to the templates, then use 'go-bindata' in debug mode. Instead of compiling the contents of the template files into profiler-web.go, it generates code to read the content of the template files as they exist at that moment. This way, you can start your service, view the page, make changes, then refresh the browser to see them:

Development Code Generation:

go-bindata -debug -prefix "$GOPATH/src/github.com/wblakecaldwell/profiler/profiler-web/" -pkg "profiler" -nocompress -o "$GOPATH/src/github.com/wblakecaldwell/profiler/profiler-web.go" "$GOPATH/src/github.com/wblakecaldwell/profiler/profiler-web"

When you've wrapped up development, make sure to rebuild profiler-web.go to contain the contents of the file with the first non-debug command.