Re: Memory problem
On Fri, Feb 11, 2005 at 02:51:25PM +0100, Vincent Lefevre wrote:
> On my PowerBook (2.6.9-powerpc kernel), top says:
> PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND
> 12457 lefevre 16 0 168m 64m 45m S 0.0 25.6 114:31.11 mozilla-bin
> 12458 lefevre 16 0 168m 64m 45m S 0.0 25.6 0:00.21 mozilla-bin
> 12459 lefevre 16 0 168m 64m 45m S 0.0 25.6 0:12.63 mozilla-bin
> 12461 lefevre 16 0 168m 64m 45m S 0.0 25.6 0:25.27 mozilla-bin
> 1059 lefevre 16 0 168m 64m 45m S 0.0 25.6 0:00.03 mozilla-bin
> whereas on x86, I get only one instance of mozilla-bin (Mozilla is
> compiled using the same .mozconfig). How can I fix that?
I believe this is due to the lack of NPTL support in the ppc build
of glibc. There are bugs open on that lack. For example:
Because of this, we still use the old linuxthreads, which have several
issues including that the threads all show up as individual processes
and confuse all the procps tools.