getmemoryinfo ( "mode" )

Returns an object containing information about memory usage.

Argument #1 - mode

Type: string, optional, default=”stats”

determines what kind of information is returned.
  • “stats” returns general statistics about memory usage in the daemon.

  • “mallocinfo” returns an XML string describing low-level heap state (only available if compiled with glibc 2.10+).

Result (mode “stats”)

  "locked": {               (json object) Information about locked memory manager
    "used": xxxxx,          (numeric) Number of bytes used
    "free": xxxxx,          (numeric) Number of bytes available in current arenas
    "total": xxxxxxx,       (numeric) Total number of bytes managed
    "locked": xxxxxx,       (numeric) Amount of bytes that succeeded locking. If this number is smaller than total, locking pages failed at some point and key data could be swapped to disk.
    "chunks_used": xxxxx,   (numeric) Number allocated chunks
    "chunks_free": xxxxx,   (numeric) Number unused chunks

Result (mode “mallocinfo”)

"<malloc version="1">..."


bitcoin-cli getmemoryinfo
curl --user myusername --data-binary '{"jsonrpc": "1.0", "id":"curltest", "method": "getmemoryinfo", "params": [] }' -H 'content-type: text/plain;'