module Gio::MemoryMonitor


#GMemoryMonitor will monitor system memory and suggest to the application when to free memory so as to leave more room for other applications. It is implemented on Linux using the Low Memory Monitor (API documentation).

There is also an implementation for use inside Flatpak sandboxes.

Possible actions to take when the signal is received are:

Note that some actions may not always improve system performance, and so should be profiled for your application. malloc_trim(), for example, may make future heap allocations slower (due to releasing cached heap pages back to the kernel).

See #GMemoryMonitorWarningLevel for details on the various warning levels.

|[ static void warning_cb (GMemoryMonitor *m, GMemoryMonitorWarningLevel level) { g_debug ("Warning level: %d", level); if (warning_level > G_MEMORY_MONITOR_WARNING_LEVEL_LOW) drop_caches (); }

static GMemoryMonitor * monitor_low_memory (void) { GMemoryMonitor *m; m = g_memory_monitor_dup_default (); g_signal_connect (G_OBJECT (m), "low-memory-warning", G_CALLBACK (warning_cb), NULL); return m; } ]|

Don't forget to disconnect the #GMemoryMonitor::low-memory-warning signal, and unref the #GMemoryMonitor itself when exiting.

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Class Method Detail

def self.dup_default : Gio::MemoryMonitor #

def self.g_type : UInt64 #

Instance Method Detail

def low_memory_warning_signal #

abstract def to_unsafe #