Re: [gtk-list] Re: how can I trust glib when it has so many mem leaks?
- From: Michael Babcock <mbabcock la creatureshop henson com>
- To: gtk-list redhat com
- Subject: Re: [gtk-list] Re: how can I trust glib when it has so many mem leaks?
- Date: Thu, 18 Mar 1999 12:57:22 -0800
Joe Pfeiffer wrote:
> > Arrrgh! I hate it when programs do this! X used to do this and it was
> > extremely annoying. You had to restart your X server every so often
> > because its memory usage would just grow and grow and never shrink. If
> > you ran a graphically intense program that made X allocate a lot of
> > pixmaps and your X server grew to 30 MB, then, that was it, it stays at
> > 30 MB till the end of time (or until you restart the X server). I think
> > Emacs used to do this as well.
> I don't really see that this is much of a problem. Yes, it's got all
> that VM in your process space, but if it's unused you're not using up
> any physical memory with it. Big swap spaces on disk are cheap.
So you have to create a 1 gigabyte swap partition because, you are
running 10 processes for a year, each of which, even for only 1 second
at some random time during the year, might grow to 100 MB! That is
rediculous! I do think this is a problem. You should only need 100 MB
swap, unless you really do need to use the memory at the same time!
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