A simple question - I hope

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A simple question - I hope

Postby angleet » Sat Aug 07, 2010 6:29 am

I simply want to get the total Ram available on the device. I know how to get the available in MemoryInfo, but I really want to know what percentage of Ram is available, and so I need to know the total.

I tried using the Runtime methods, but this gives a bizarre low number. I tried looping through tasks to look at memory, but I am not experienced enough to know what the differences between privateDirty, privateShared, and pss memory are - and have yet to find some combination of adding them up with the available memory that seems to be anything close to the total. It seems there should be a simple way - Help? Do I have to go an ndk route just to get at /proc/meminfo or is that even possible?

Thank you,

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Re: A simple question - I hope

Postby blundell » Sun Aug 08, 2010 6:19 pm

Here's some background info:
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2201 ... on-android

I assume this is the method that gives the bizzarre low number: TotalMem

I can't find much more info. Could I ask why you need this detail?
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