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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
shNameplates: Lightweight, simple, and sexy nameplates

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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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Just did some testing with the new version and it was better, but stil ther was some stuttering. After i modified MEMTHRESH to 300 and collect garbage to 5 had the best performance with your addon enabled
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I can't get it to work with ChocolateBar: whenever I click the Enabled checkbox, it does not tick nor does it appear in the bar. I haven't such issue with any other LDB, and I much more astonished given the last commenter uses ChocolateBar. Any clue?
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This is very interesting to me b/c I have tested on 4 different computers (1 being a Mac) and have no problem whatsoever with stuttering. What I would like to know from the people that are having some stuttering give me more details:

1) When does the stuttering happen?
2) How many addons do you use and what is your total memory usage?
3) How much RAM do you have?

Any other pertaining information will help me evaluate the problem to see if it is isolated.

@Sammael: give me some more input as I above stated if you can. I'd like to nail it as well.

@Gregory: you can limit the number of addons displayed INDIRECTLY via changing the MEMTHRESH number at the top of the LUA file. This setting states that the tooltip will only show addons that exceed whatever number you put in there. I currently have it to show all addons over 20kb.

@Shadowcall: thanks for the input, I will look into this and maybe optimize my sorting methods, etc.

@Aexo: that is really odd. That happens to me sometime, but it helped after I reloaded my ui in game: type - "/console reloadui" right after you check the box.

Keep the feedback coming.
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The stuttering srtas right after i enter the game, i have 4gb of ram on windws 7 64 biti, i'm using around 120 addons, and my total memory usage is around 33mb (without blizz)
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@Shadowcall: thank you for all your updates.

This is what I have figured out. I failed to realize that most of the wow community use more than 20mb worth of their custom addons. When this happens, my function call updates the tooltip call the for loop on every update.

On my system and the other computers I tested it on, there aren't that many 'heavy' addons.

So this is what I am going to do. I'm going to rewrite the code to ONLY update the tool tip (the numbers that always show in the display will be updated via the Blizzard made function calls in real time) onclick. So if you want to update it you are going to have to click it.

OR if you like the real time updates, then you will have to set the MEMTHRESH to 300+ and the update to 5 seconds. I want to keep the overall memory usage low, that is why I don't want to do what the other authors did and just overload the tooltip.

Hope this makes sense. Feedback?
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Look for the next version in the next day or two.
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I had to disable the checkbox Automatically disable new plugins of type: Data Source in order for the LDB to be enabled.

As for performance, I use currently 68Mb of memory for addons (30 for Recount alone) and I don't see any issue. (MacBook 2Ghz Core 2 Duo, 4Gb of RAM)
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Originally posted by x
I had to disable the checkbox Automatically disable new plugins of type: Data Source in order for the LDB to be enabled.

As for performance, I use currently 68Mb of memory for addons (30 for Recount alone) and I don't see any issue. (MacBook 2Ghz Core 2 Duo, 4Gb of RAM)
Interesting, could you give me the number of addons that you currently have installed. When you see my tooltip, how many addons show up? You do NOT see any slow down or "stuttering framerate"?
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Originally posted by shUI
Interesting, could you give me the number of addons that you currently have installed. When you see my tooltip, how many addons show up? You do NOT see any slow down or "stuttering framerate"?
I've put the threshold at 300Kb and the refresh at 5 seconds; I've noticed the slowdown only when hovering over the LDB and at every refresh; aside than that, no slowdown at all. I've ~180 addons.
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Originally posted by x
I've put the threshold at 300Kb and the refresh at 5 seconds; I've noticed the slowdown only when hovering over the LDB and at every refresh; aside than that, no slowdown at all. I've ~180 addons.
Sounds great, I am a perfectionist and I am currently working on a fix so that there is no slowdown. Keep checking the page for updates. Thanks for info.
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latest version to time of this post still stutters (as in if i press right arrow to continually rotate, every 2 secs the movement "jerks" a bit) i run over 100 addons if their list would help i can post that later. cpu quad core 2.66GHz, 6Gb ram, 2x Nvidia 9800GT 512Mb gfx Windows 7 64bit.

feel free to ask i'll try to provide any other relevant info
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Originally posted by sammael
latest version to time of this post still stutters (as in if i press right arrow to continually rotate, every 2 secs the movement "jerks" a bit) i run over 100 addons if their list would help i can post that later. cpu quad core 2.66GHz, 6Gb ram, 2x Nvidia 9800GT 512Mb gfx Windows 7 64bit.

feel free to ask i'll try to provide any other relevant info
Well like I said, this is an issue that is a mistake on my part. I failed to realize that a lot of people use more than 50 addons and calling the sorting function that updates the tooltip at a time interval is just not efficient. I will be coming out with version 2.0 that will do the exact same thing, but do so with an onclick() event of the icon in the display addon. Does that make sense?
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Update: if you are experience frame "stuttering" then please follow the direction posted on addon descripion. Let me know how it works out.

FIXED v2.1 LUA error. Let me know if you see anymore.
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i get this error but since you said fixed it im guessing just got updated again? i just updated mine about 10minutes ago.

1x shPerformance-3.0.3.3\shPerformance.lua:86: 'then' expected near '='

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Ok it is not doing it any longer yay thanks for great addon
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Yea the new update fixed that stupid mistake, sorry about that!
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