Very good for small log files, but too memory intensive to be used for bigger ones

Oct 17, 2015 at 9:19 AM
Very good for small log files, but too memory intensive to be used for bigger ones. I first tried analysing a 24hour perfmon log on a 'small' box with 'only' 16GB of memory. PAL crashed because it ran out of memory while loading counter statistics into memory. Then I tried on a box with 64GB of memory, resulting in it using 40GB/64GB while being at analysis step 11 out of 52.

Is there any way to overcome this? I would be logical if PAL would release the memory for a previous analysis, but judging from the overall memory growth, it doesn't seem to do this.