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    Meterberry question

    This might sound stupid but what does the recover memory function do. Ive noticed that about 50% of the time if I press it I usually lose memory, usually .5 to 1mb. The times that it doesn't take away memory it usually either doesn't change the memory at all or only .1 to .5mb increase. I don't have a big memory leak so I rarely press it, I'm just curious as to why it would cause less memory.




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    Quote Originally Posted by blachance75 View Post
    This might sound stupid but what does the recover memory function do. Ive noticed that about 50% of the time if I press it I usually lose memory, usually .5 to 1mb. The times that it doesn't take away memory it usually either doesn't change the memory at all or only .1 to .5mb increase. I don't have a big memory leak so I rarely press it, I'm just curious as to why it would cause less memory.
    It runs the built in memory cleaner that comes on the storm without you have to enable it to run automatically. Now as far as effectiveness when I ran meterberry I never once saw it recover memory. To run it will use available memory (hence the slight decrease you see) as well as battery.

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    What does the event log in meterberry really mean are do

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    Similar to the event log on a Windows computer, there is an Event Log on your BlackBerry device where applications and the BlackBerry operating system itself can log information. Not only does this provide a central place to view all events from the system and applications, but it allows application developers to use an easy and consistent API for logging events so that each developer doesn't have to create his own.

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    Hay check out this link. http://www.meterberry.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlevy73
    Similar to the event log on a Windows computer, there is an Event Log on your BlackBerry device where applications and the BlackBerry operating system itself can log information. Not only does this provide a central place to view all events from the system and applications, but it allows application developers to use an easy and consistent API for logging events so that each developer doesn't have to create his own.
    Thanks

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    I tried the memory cleaning option on meterberry and didn't find it useful as it didn't show any difference in memory but I am sure drained little battery.

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    I wouldnt even bother using it it. Doesnt make that much of a diff anyway. Nothing that a good batt pull would fix.

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    I never paid attention to the battery when I tried it. Next time I feel like loosing some memory I will run it and watch what happens to my battery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blachance75 View Post
    I never paid attention to the battery when I tried it. Next time I feel like loosing some memory I will run it and watch what happens to my battery.
    You won't see a noticeable drain right away but if you use it often that is when it will get ya

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    only time I actually recover is when it's down considerably...and even then it's not much.

    I read thread where the developer answered this question and, in a nutshell, he said that there are different types of memory, all of which are not included on meterberry as "free"memory, and that memory is being recovered that you won't see on meterberry...I dunno, that's kinda what he wrote....

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    There's a good explanation (FAQ) of memory/memory usage on the Meterberry web site.
    www.MeterBerry.com
    But, for clarification, here's what the developer said in his email which announced the update to V.1.4.5

    Developer Message:

    1. Added button to recover memory (run the Java garbage collector) to the status screen. 2. Added button to low memory notification popup to recover memory. 3. Added option to recover memory hourly when the phone is idle. 4. Added button to view system event log to status screen. 5. Added option to clear system event log hourly when the phone is idle. 6. Added option to disable battery and/or memory logs. When log is enabled or disabled, a new entry is added to the log stating so. 7. Added total application memory to status screen. 8. Added percent free application memory to status screen. 9. "Startup", "Batt Full", "Rst Dis Rate", etc. tags in logs are now aligned in a single column. 10. Enhancements to application permission checking. 11. Improved graphics of battery icons. **WARNING**: use the "Recover Memory" button sparingly. If you use this too often, you will see a negative impact on battery life and memory usage. Thank You
    Last edited by toytooii; 06-09-2009 at 10:27 PM.

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    wow im glad you guys clarified that.ive been hittin the hell out of that mem recovery button and wondering wtfs going on with my memory. man, thanks again guys now i know.

    the BB movement.... yes sir.

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    what about the reset device in meter berry, that is somewhat like a bat. pull correct??

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    Quote Originally Posted by dillweed View Post
    what about the reset device in meter berry, that is somewhat like a bat. pull correct??
    It's just like quickpull, and simulates a battery pull.

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    thanks olta777, that's what I thought....

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    Yes it does. Cause quick pull leaks memory and sometimes when you press reset it stays in waiting mode.

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    Is it a good idea to clear the event log hourly? Does it make a difference on memory or performance if you leave it there or clear it?

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