Android Question is Out Of Memory ?

Discussion in 'Android Questions' started by peacemaker, Jan 30, 2015.

  1. peacemaker

    peacemaker Well-Known Member Licensed User

    How to understand that your app is near the crash due to OutOfMemory ?

    Thanks to Informatix, that shared the sub:
    Sub GetFreeMem As Float
    Dim r As Reflector
    Dim MM, TM, FM, Total As Int
       r.Target = r.RunStaticMethod(
       MM = r.RunMethod(
       FM = r.RunMethod(
       TM = r.RunMethod(
       Total = MM + FM - TM
    Return Total / 1024
    End Sub
    I have tried some times:
    4.0 512 MB RAM: 128_0.15_11.07
    4.2 1GB RAM: 256_0.02_10.0
    Android Emulator BlueStacks 
    4.4 768 MB RAM: 512_2.72_17.4
    If to measure after start my app - difference is about 10240. So, it's used by my app. I guess, it's 10 MB ... :)
    And i have and had no issue with OutOfMemory errors.

    But Google Analytics reports show that many user's devices with 1 GB RAM generate OutOfMemory app hungs (not for bitmaps directly, in subs
    OutOfMemoryError (@httpjob....) and others working with data objects).

    So, how to correctly understand that RAM is so out that app can be stopped any next second ?
    What digits are the limit ? For any device.

    Does it mean that those devices with errors have result Total = MM + FM - TM that is some small digit (say < 1 MB), many apps are loaded and cannot be freed\unloaded by the OS ?
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2015
  2. Erel

    Erel Administrator Staff Member Licensed User

    Do you have access to any crash logs?
  3. peacemaker

    peacemaker Well-Known Member Licensed User

    No, just Analytics logs, attached TempDownload.png

    Question is how to check\calculate memory status, that we are going to the crash.

    BTW, i have found that UnsupportedOperationException (@GLES20Canvas) error under Android 4.0.x is kind of the OOM error !

    If to restart the app several times on the same device - sometimes app start OK without UnsupportedOperationException (@GLES20Canvas) error, and mostly - with this error, and firstly got FreeMemory amout by Informatix code sample - is around 0.0x MB value. But not stable to understand what the limit is.

    When no error FreeMemory is always > 0.7 MB.
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2015
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