Is there anything that can be done to improve the performance of the profiler? Most interactions I have with it result in waiting several minutes for it to do what I asked.
Take Memory Snapshot - 2 seconds
Analyzing memory snapshot - 3-5 minutes
View object references - 1 minute
Expanding an object association or path - 3-5 minutes
I'm not sure if the profiler simply can't handle the large apps I throw at it, but it seems like these are what it is most needed for. I have a decent system too- quad core, 4gb memory.
I'm also pretty sure the profiler itself has a memory leak- after I use it for a while, I get a java heap exception and have to restart FlashBuilder.
The bigger the app, the more data it has to process and the longer it will
take. Hopefully there will be time to optimize it a bit in future releases.
And yes, there are reports of memory leaks in the profiler.