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6.0.3

shPerformance (mem/fps/ms)  Popular! (More than 5000 hits)

Version: r5.1
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 will not be updating or maintaining my secondary patch addon shMem. If you are interested in updating/maintaining it, send me a message.

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.

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r5.1
- Code clean up of deprecated items
- Fixed OnUpdate/OnEnter event handlers to properly render tooltip in right place
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r5.0
- Updated minor issue with getting addon list and putting into table to manipulate
- TOC Bump
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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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Unread 07-16-10, 03:07 AM  
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Re: updateperiod

Originally posted by menace97
just to be sure, the updateperiod value is irrelevant if local wantOnClickUpdating = true?

i use quite a few addons, and i am trying to reduce the load as much as possible and get the best fps (as anyone would).

do you have any suggested specific settings to use for this situation?

thank you shUI. this is a fantastic addon!
That is correct bud, if you have wantOnClickUpdating set to "true" then the update period is irrelevant b/c the tooltip will only update if you click on the databroker.

Now, since you have so many addons I would suggest keeping wantOnClickUpdating = true and the memory threshold set to 100kb and if it gets choppy set the number of addons displayed to 60'ish.

Hope this helps, thanks again buddy!
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updateperiod

just to be sure, the updateperiod value is irrelevant if local wantOnClickUpdating = true?

i use quite a few addons, and i am trying to reduce the load as much as possible and get the best fps (as anyone would).

do you have any suggested specific settings to use for this situation?

thank you shUI. this is a fantastic addon!
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Originally posted by muek
Hi i had the same problem and what i did was to change this line in the lua from 1 to 5:



hope it helps
That would definitely help, that will bring the update time period to 5 seconds. With so many addons, this will free more CPU cycles.
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Originally posted by Tearshon
Just switch to using Bazooka from Fubar after the last patch. I started to notice every 5 seconds or so I would get a stutter and my fps would drop by half for a split second. Made it very annoying to try and play with the small pause every few seconds. I disabled all addons and re-enabled them one at a time.

For some reason this addon was the culprit. I installed it and ran it with the default settings, not changing anything. I tried zPerformance and everything is running smoothly.

No clue why this is happening but i'm sure others switched after fubar stopped working and may be having this issue as well.
Hi i had the same problem and what i did was to change this line in the lua from 1 to 5:

local UPDATEPERIOD = 5 -->number (seconds) that your data broker AND tooltip will be updated (only if wantOnClick is set to "FALSE")
hope it helps
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Originally posted by Tearshon
I run a lot of addons, not sure exactly how many are running, never wanted to count em hehe. Here's a screen cap of the memory usage using your mod-- http://img638.imageshack.us/img638/4...erformance.jpg

I used PerformanceFu when i used Fubar, and it wasn't causing a problem. It's no real big deal to me. I could just be one in the millions with something that's conflicting with it and you don't need to worry about fixing it. But if some more people are having some troubles I just wanted to give a heads up and if you need any more info to figure it out let me know.
Oh wow, you have a lot of addons! I honestly think that the stuttering has something to do with the interaction of other addons. To debug that would be a really time consuming process. Check back in the future for any future updates. I really hate using you as a user, but I understand.
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I run a lot of addons, not sure exactly how many are running, never wanted to count em hehe. Here's a screen cap of the memory usage using your mod-- http://img638.imageshack.us/img638/4...erformance.jpg

I used PerformanceFu when i used Fubar, and it wasn't causing a problem. It's no real big deal to me. I could just be one in the millions with something that's conflicting with it and you don't need to worry about fixing it. But if some more people are having some troubles I just wanted to give a heads up and if you need any more info to figure it out let me know.
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Originally posted by Tearshon
Just switch to using Bazooka from Fubar after the last patch. I started to notice every 5 seconds or so I would get a stutter and my fps would drop by half for a split second. Made it very annoying to try and play with the small pause every few seconds. I disabled all addons and re-enabled them one at a time.

For some reason this addon was the culprit. I installed it and ran it with the default settings, not changing anything. I tried zPerformance and everything is running smoothly.

No clue why this is happening but i'm sure others switched after fubar stopped working and may be having this issue as well.
Hmm...so it wasn't do that when you were using FuBar? Just with Bazooka? How many addons do you have and what is the total addon memory?
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Just switch to using Bazooka from Fubar after the last patch. I started to notice every 5 seconds or so I would get a stutter and my fps would drop by half for a split second. Made it very annoying to try and play with the small pause every few seconds. I disabled all addons and re-enabled them one at a time.

For some reason this addon was the culprit. I installed it and ran it with the default settings, not changing anything. I tried zPerformance and everything is running smoothly.

No clue why this is happening but i'm sure others switched after fubar stopped working and may be having this issue as well.
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Originally posted by elals29
Yeah i had to use wordpad but I got it sorted the way I wanted it! I R NOT NOOB! xD lol
Excellent, you guys need to also try out my favorite text/programmer friendly editor: Programmer's Notepad
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Originally posted by Shadowcall
try to use wordpad insted of notepad (i use notepad++ and i forgot that notepad shows a long line of code) and search for local wantAlphaSorting and then change from true to false (if you count the lines from up to down, including blanks, it will be the thirteen line)
Yeah i had to use wordpad but I got it sorted the way I wanted it! I R NOT NOOB! xD lol
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Originally posted by elals29
How far down is line 8 in the lua file?
try to use wordpad insted of notepad (i use notepad++ and i forgot that notepad shows a long line of code) and search for local wantAlphaSorting and then change from true to false (if you count the lines from up to down, including blanks, it will be the thirteen line)
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That picture is a bit old, but I will try to help you. What do you want to do exactly?
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Originally posted by Shadowcall
You can use the latest version. To have memory sorting you need to open shPerformance.lua with any text editor, like notepad, and modifiy line 8 from
local wantAlphaSorting = true to local wantAlphaSorting = false



The addon about I was talking was called Zoom!!! and his feature was to prevent garbage collection during the UI load cycle. By doing this he was interfering with shPerformance garbage collection. If you use that addon, just disable it and see what happens
How far down is line 8 in the lua file?
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Originally posted by shUI
@elals29: color coded is just an aesthetic to show you which addons are using more memory and the "red" means they are using a lot of memory compared to the others. As far as the config menu is concerned, there is no config menu to keep the memory usage down. Please look at the LUA file to change any options.

@flaicher: as we all know - 1024kb = 1mb, but I personally don't like seeing 1000kb in the tooltip, so I changed it to show 1.0mb (its not perfect, but it's dam close!
Thanks! I'm trying to get my fps higher but unfortunately I use mods that has coding that uses alot of memory. I'll take a look at the LUA right now. And I was referring to the picture on the download page. the Config section - sh:Performance.lua picture.
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@elals29: color coded is just an aesthetic to show you which addons are using more memory and the "red" means they are using a lot of memory compared to the others. As far as the config menu is concerned, there is no config menu to keep the memory usage down. Please look at the LUA file to change any options.

@flaicher: as we all know - 1024kb = 1mb, but I personally don't like seeing 1000kb in the tooltip, so I changed it to show 1.0mb (its not perfect, but it's dam close!
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