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Re: X eating all my memory!!

On Sun, 2 May 1999, Brian Servis wrote:
> This is crazy!  Why is X taking so much memory?  This is the result of 
> ps axmw trimmed to show only X and netscape(4.5glibc2). The machine has
> only been up just under 2 days.

Remember that applications can allocate server-side resources, such as
pixmaps. Pixmaps are pretty big. So if an app is buggy and doesn't
deallocate these things the X process can get largish.

Not to say the X server isn't at fault, but it's more likely to be a buggy


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