dpkg memory usage
I was upgrading packages on my 64 meg system today ant noticed:
PID USER PRI NI SIZE RSS SHARE STAT LIB %CPU %MEM TIME COMMAND
24785 root 18 0 12680 12M 568 S 0 0.1 20.0 5:36 dpkg
Yes, that's almost 13 megs used by dpkg, and 20% of my RAM.
That also is 4 megs more than the TOTAL amount of RAM in some computers I
So...why must dpkg use almost as much memory as XFree86 itself, and MORE
than Netscape does at times?
Not only that, but it is hideously slow even on current computers. My
suggestion: store the databases in a DBM format of some sort instead of
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