Re: Memory leaks

Does it go back down when after a while if you stay on one desktop?  E
supposedly only uses memory for background images for a user specified
period of time before expunging them from memory.  This could eat a significant
amount of memory.  The default setting is about 4 minutes, I believe.

On Fri, 19 Mar 1999 04:29:34 Adam Moyes wrote:
> Federico Mena Quintero wrote:
> > 
> > >  There seems to be an awful lot of memory leaks in the
> > >  gnome/Enlightenment combination. I just thought that if there is
> > >  a port of the code to an OS on which Purify or a similar memory
> > >  tracker is available (and someone has access to a copy), it might
> > >  be worth running it through and posting the results to the developers
> > >  mail group.
> > 
> > Do you have any reports in particular?  We are very interested in
> > solving all memory leak issues.
> > 
> > Unfortunately, only very few developers have access to Purify-like tools.
> > 
> Not so far, however, I do seem to be affected by the previously discussed
> ``desktop switching'' leak. I am using E (0.15.3) and gnome-core-1.0.3, with
> the marble-3d GTK theme. Previously I was using WindowMaker (with core-1.0.3)
> and was getting the same behaviour.
> Mostly my applications are static - I run them up once and leave them running.
> Netscape (4.51) seems to chomp a lot, but I get the impression if I switch
> desktops (I have 6) a lot, the swap space used seems to climb. At one point
> I looked at my memory usage through gtop, though, and found that my X server
> had a wapping 30M. This is XFree86-3.3.3 with the Mach64 server compiled under
> egcs-1.1.1 and glibc-2.1.
> I guess there are just too many unknowns during normal usage to say anything
> definate, I'll see if I can dedicate some time to looking at the desktop
> switching problem in the future.
> Madman.
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