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shPerformance (mem/fps/ms)  Popular! (More than 5000 hits)
Version: r4.1
by: shUI [More]
shPerformance
An extremely light-weight and beautiful data broker addon that monitors system information and works right out of the box!

NOTE: I have added an optional patch to add shMem as a completely separate addon/module. If you want your memory to be shown in your databroker display, install the optional file labeled "shMem". If not, just use the updated shPerformance to show fps and latency with a detailed tooltip displaying memory

Why use this addon instead of some of the other famous system monitors? Simple: elegance, ease of use, and efficiency. Other addons similar to shPerformance are extremely "busy" and highly inefficient when it comes to coding.

IMPORTANT: You must have a data broker display addon in order to enable this addon. I recommend Docking Station or you can find a list of other LDB display addons here. Changing the fonts of the tooltips is handled via a tooltip addon. I highly recommend using TipTac.

This addon displays and has the following options:

  • Frames per second (fps)
  • Latency (ms) (both HOME/local and WORLD ms)
  • Addon memory usage (mb or kb)
  • Option that allows sorting in two different ways: alphabetically or by descending memory usage
  • Option to change update period (seconds) and/or memory threshold (kb)
  • Option to change color gradient variable (for higher usage systems) and number of max addons displayed
I was completely baffled when I saw some coding of other author's data broker addons that displayed this information. My goals in creating this addon are:
  • Make the code as efficient as possible and to maintain < 30kb of memory usage
  • Be visually appealing and easy to read
  • Be updated in real time via the tooltip AND data broker text
  • Display relevant data that is important (NO FLUFF or Techno Babble)
  • Allow user to decide on sorting methods, memory threshold, and updating time
**For more technical information, details, and how to change settings please see LUA file within addon folder labeled shPerformance.lua or shMem.lua

Disclaimer: I want to thank Tekkub for his fantastic addon: picoFPS for inspiration and some code ideas, kudos!

Bug Reports and/or Requests:
All bug reports, requests (with this addon or another), errors, suggestions, and problems will be handled via the forum-comments page.

If you liked this mod, please check out my other addons:
shClock: Data Broker simple clock
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r4.1
- TOC Bump
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r4.0
- ToC bump: got it right this time and set to 50001
- Optimized code with a few new tricks!
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r3.0
- ToC bump -> 5.0
- Should be working fine for MoP
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r2.6b
- ToC bump -> 4.3
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r2.6a
- ToC bump
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r2.6
- TOC update to 4.1
- Minor improvement in OnUpdate function
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r2.5
- More optimizations to code, specifically removed the redundant IsAddOnLoaded() function call
- ADDED: Local/Home ms to latency tooltip
- Changed how the latency LDB text was display to show XXms/XX(w) ms instead of the stupid hyphen
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r2.4
- Big code clean up and localized a lot of code
- You gotta ask yourself in LUA, are you local ;) -> Thanks Treeston
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r2.3
- Changed the latency db text to make it look better and clearly decipher between world and local ms
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r2.2
- Cleaned up some code and reduced the coloring of unimportant tooltip items
- ADDED: latency for both HOME and WORLD server ms to show in real time on databroker
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r2.1
- Cleaned up unused functions
- REMOVED formatMem2 function and integrated it into formatMem
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r2.0
- Cleaned up coding and added shMem LDB as a separate module
- ADDED code to see if shMem is loaded and if it is loaded, to only show memory detailed tooltip over shMem LDB instead of shPerformance LDB (MUST have both addons installed - as separate addon folders)
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r1.1
- Small update to ToC file and removed the ##Version attribute
- Fixed up some function names so I can work on big update...
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r1 - new updating system (newer than v8.1)
- REMOVED the shMem data broker completely (again, sigh I know). But it will run better this way with a lot less lag. If you really want to see your memory usage, just hover over and see the tooltip.
- ADDED line at bottom of tooltip to show how many addons are "hidden" (not above the memory threshold) and what the total amount of memory used for those addons.
- Optimized some more code
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v8.1
- ADDED the shMem broker back
- After lots of hours trying to find a work around for the jittering/fps decrease, I have figured out a way to decrease it by a lot. NOTE: for having an addon like this calls the UpdateAddOnMemoryUsage() function a lot, it's natural to have some cpu/memory usage. I minimized that by making the broker update slower than if you were hovered over it.
- Optimized lots of code with major rewrites
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v8.0
- MAJOR update: overhauled OnUpdate methods for LDB's (this was causing too many performance issues and jittering on lots of computers)
- REMOVED memory LDB and added all pertaining information to ONLY display on FPS broker
- Optimized some more code to fit the changes
- REMOVED "wantOnClickUpdating", thought the addon was getting too "busy" with too many options. Now the tooltip will ALWAYS update in real time and onclick. However, OnUpdate now doesn't call the UpdateAddOnMemoryUsage() and iterates over a table (saving a lot of CPU cycles). This will only happen by hovering over the LDB
- REMOVED option to show TOTAL UI memory in LDB (see above)
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v6.9
- Fixed minor error when using the coloring option and cleaned up initial addon table
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v6.8
- Fixed color scheme to show coloring of addon names based on the ToC file or can use the coloring option
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v6.7
- Optimized some small snippets of code
- Returned to wantonclickupdating = false default so the tooltip updates in real time (per popular demand)
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v6.5
- Updated ToC for 4.0.1
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v6.3
- Fixed bug that was not allowing the fps and latency databroker objects to update correctly
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v6.2
- Minor update: reset a bunch of defaults to take less memory and fix the jittering that some people are having (just a temporary fix)
- Fixed some code to allow the broker object to keep updating every 2 seconds and not based on the UPDATEPERIOD variable
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v6.1
- Removed second set of icons (no one wanted them)
- Updated code and added IsAddOnLoaded() function call to clean up and optimize
- Updated ToC file
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v6.0
- Updated tooltip to make it display shPerformance addon memory usage by itself at the bottom!
- ADDED fps and latency display on tooltip itself for users who don't want to turn on the other databroker objects
- ADDED option to turn off coloring of the addon names (but the memory usage stays the same)
- Updated some function calls and minor cleanup of code
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v5.1
- Updated TOC file
- Added another set of icons that can be changed via lua file (check for easy instructions)
- Fixed some small issues with formatting
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v5.0
- Updated TOC a bit
- Due to popular demand, the default sorting method is back to alpha order
- Fixed the formatter to change 1000kb to 1.0mb (instead of < 1024)
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v4.9
- Updated TOC finally
- Changed some redundant local variable calls and tried to clean up some code
- Changed default update time to every 1 second instead of 2 seconds
- Changed memory threshold back up to 60kb
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v4.8
- Changed default values for better optimization
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v4.7
- Made some more locals..optimized
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v4.6
- Further optimized coding and got rid of some unnecessary global calls
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v4.5
- Cosmetic changes and visual optimization
- Default, out of the box, changes to match user's needs
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v4.4
- Updated garbage collecting methods and optimized function calls
- Added a more appealing garbage collecting display at the bottom of tooltip
- Added error handling if LibStub is not installed
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v4.3
- Fixed information of options in lua file to make a bit more sense
- Added color gradient and max addon displaye options (CHECK LUA FILE)
- Added "Garbage churn" display similar to picoFPS' option at bottom of tooltip
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v4.2
- Removed garbage collection when OnLeave event is triggered
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v4.0
- Added garbage collection amount into chatframe when databroker clicked
- Cosmetic and visual changes to make it a bit easier to read
- COMPLETELY revamped several functions and optimized even further than before, should see a big change in overall efficiency.
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v3.2
- Added some color changes to mem list
- Optimized onclick function to call onenter function, reduces mem usage by 25%
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v3.1
- Added TOTAL UI memory usage line in shMem tooltip
- Cosmetic coloring of items
- Optimized "OnEnter" and "OnClick": external function calls
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v2.3
- Fixed default settings to emulate what most people have.
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v2.1
- Cosmetic changes and optimized search function
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v2.0
- Added boolean statement in config section of shPerformance.lua: IF YOU WANT to disable automatic updating of tooltip (and possible frame 'stuttering' just set this boolean value to "true"
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v1.2
- Changed UPDATEPERIOD from 0.5 seconds to 2 seconds to improve performance on some machines
NOTE: this can always be changed manually by changing the UPDATEPERIOD variable at top of LUA file
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v1.1
- Added icons for each separate broker
- Fixed ToC file up a bit
- New screenshots
- Fixed some wording to make it consistent with rest of tootips
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Old 03-06-10, 11:04 AM  
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Originally posted by jarhead
I tried what you suggested, I edited the lua using notepad. First thing I would note is that the *.toc file listed the version as 3.0.3.3 (just in case that helps with diagnosing). When I searched that lua file there was NO text "wantonclick". There was a "OnClick = function()".

Since I see there is a new version 4.0 out here, I downloaded that and performed the edits as you requested. The result is that it still stutters, but not as often.

On a side note, I am running a lot of addons. I have not tested with just this addon and dockingstation alone.
How many addons are you using? What is your total addon memory usage? Did you set onclick = true ?
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I tried what you suggested, I edited the lua using notepad. First thing I would note is that the *.toc file listed the version as 3.0.3.3 (just in case that helps with diagnosing). When I searched that lua file there was NO text "wantonclick". There was a "OnClick = function()".

Since I see there is a new version 4.0 out here, I downloaded that and performed the edits as you requested. The result is that it still stutters, but not as often.

On a side note, I am running a lot of addons. I have not tested with just this addon and dockingstation alone.


Originally posted by shUI
Interesting, b/c most of the users aren't having this problem. Did you do what I recommended by disable live updating and just use "onclick" updating. The reason why I gave that option is because I never know what issues will arise from diffent combination of computer hardware and crappy addon coding from other addons. Do this for me and test it out and let me know what happens:

Go into the lua file: shPerformance.lua
Make sure that the wantOnClick is set to true and UPDATEPERIOD is set to 3. Let me know if the stuttering continues.
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Old 03-05-10, 09:14 PM  
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VERSION 4.0 released! Please let me know of any bugs or performance issues!

Working on another small update to work out some tweaks, the current version is working great, but again...I am a perfectionist and I don't want anyone to have to deal with any slow down. Look for an update in the next couple of days.
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Old 03-05-10, 07:59 PM  
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Originally posted by ET20
well your addon would say 11.20 or so then the game menu would say 11.50. i dunno i've only used it for a couple of hours so i can't say it increases.

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It definitely sounds like a small rounding error or a small difference in update timing. It seems to be very miniscule. But they both use the WoW built-in API to call the query functions.
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Old 03-05-10, 07:31 PM  
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Originally posted by shUI
@ET20: thanks bud for the compliments. I'm not exactly sure what you mean by the game and the addon outputs. They should be the same b/c my code uses the blizzard API/functions to get the information. The only thing I can think of is the difference of UPDATEPERIOD. Most of the time it is set a slower update than blizzards shitty display, so this could show two slighty different readings. Is it that much off, b/c it shouldn't be??
well your addon would say 11.20 or so then the game menu would say 11.50. i dunno i've only used it for a couple of hours so i can't say it increases.

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Old 03-05-10, 07:16 PM  
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Originally posted by jarhead
I downloaded this addon on 3/3, and I was experiencing the exact same thing. I have a new solid state hard drive and a GTX260 video card...I should not be experiencing any kind of video lag. After installing this addon, I would run for a second, stutter, run for a second, stutter. Since I am very sensitive to jerky graphics it was very evident to me.

I removed the addon, and all was well.

I probably won't use it, as I was mostly curious to see what my fps was like with the new hard drive and graphics card.

Unrelated...I have to say solid state hard drives are pricey, but soooo fast.
Interesting, b/c most of the users aren't having this problem. Did you do what I recommended by disable live updating and just use "onclick" updating. The reason why I gave that option is because I never know what issues will arise from diffent combination of computer hardware and crappy addon coding from other addons. Do this for me and test it out and let me know what happens:

Go into the lua file: shPerformance.lua
Make sure that the wantOnClick is set to true and UPDATEPERIOD is set to 3. Let me know if the stuttering continues.
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Old 03-05-10, 04:37 PM  
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I downloaded this addon on 3/3, and I was experiencing the exact same thing. I have a new solid state hard drive and a GTX260 video card...I should not be experiencing any kind of video lag. After installing this addon, I would run for a second, stutter, run for a second, stutter. Since I am very sensitive to jerky graphics it was very evident to me.

I removed the addon, and all was well.

I probably won't use it, as I was mostly curious to see what my fps was like with the new hard drive and graphics card.

Unrelated...I have to say solid state hard drives are pricey, but soooo fast.

Originally posted by peewee_sweden
Unfortunately, switching to the new version had a serious impact on my already low performance. It reports 22 fps, but it goes in "jerks" so I have one second of fluent movement, then a short stop, then another second of animation, then another stop. Disabling the addon returned performance to normal.

Also, both with this and the older version, I have a huge memory leak. I'm not sure if this is due to the addon, or the way it reports memory use. *shrug*

I really liked the way it reported the resources though. =(
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Old 03-05-10, 04:15 PM  
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@Jexx: I was debating on including something like that in this addon. For me personally, the only that really matters to update to and to monitor is the amount of custom addon memory there is. We can't change blizzard's UI mem usage, which in turn is useless to display, but having the total might be nice to show. This is my proposal:

Maybe have an option in the Lua file to display either the TOTAL UI memory usage or just the ADDON memory usage...or maybe both? I like the idea of displaying both, any suggestions/comments?

Also, I was thinking about adding a percentage usage next to each specific addon usage in the tooltip, would anyone be interested in that?
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Old 03-05-10, 04:12 PM  
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Originally posted by shUI
Hmm, that could be something to add. There is definitely a way to do that. So you want to see the TOTAL UI memory that is already located on the tooltip, but just show it in the broker display. For for example:

Addon usage: 10mb
Blizz UI usage: 20mb
Total UI: 30mb ------>you wanna see this number appear in display?
Exactly
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Old 03-05-10, 04:09 PM  
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Originally posted by Shadowcall
again me
it isn't showing like it suppose to:
http://i50.tinypic.com/smu7h1.jpg
When did this start happening? Did you /rl your ui? Are you using the "onclick" method to update?
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again me
it isn't showing like it suppose to:
http://i50.tinypic.com/smu7h1.jpg
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Originally posted by Jexx
Any chance of an option to show total memory usage instead of just addon memory usage through the broker display?

Its just personal preference and what I'm used too, and would prefer to keep it that way
Hmm, that could be something to add. There is definitely a way to do that. So you want to see the TOTAL UI memory that is already located on the tooltip, but just show it in the broker display. For for example:

Addon usage: 10mb
Blizz UI usage: 20mb
Total UI: 30mb ------>you wanna see this number appear in display?
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Any chance of an option to show total memory usage instead of just addon memory usage through the broker display?

Its just personal preference and what I'm used too, and would prefer to keep it that way
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@peewee_sweden: that is really odd bud. Some people were experiencing similar problems, however I fixed it in an earlier update. I want you to try something for me. Go inside the addon folder > shPerformance.lua and I want you to change UPDATEPERIOD to 3 and wantOnClick to true. Save the lua file changes and restart your wow, tell me if it is still "stuttering".
Yup, slows down the memory updates but that doesn't matter, and the stuttering disappears.
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Old 03-05-10, 08:31 AM  
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@ET20: thanks bud for the compliments. I'm not exactly sure what you mean by the game and the addon outputs. They should be the same b/c my code uses the blizzard API/functions to get the information. The only thing I can think of is the difference of UPDATEPERIOD. Most of the time it is set a slower update than blizzards shitty display, so this could show two slighty different readings. Is it that much off, b/c it shouldn't be??

@Shadowcall: v3.0 had it in there, but it wasn't very visible, after your request I went back in and fixed it up a bit.

@peewee_sweden: that is really odd bud. Some people were experiencing similar problems, however I fixed it in an earlier update. I want you to try something for me. Go inside the addon folder > shPerformance.lua and I want you to change UPDATEPERIOD to 3 and wantOnClick to true. Save the lua file changes and restart your wow, tell me if it is still "stuttering".
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