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Re: Mozilla eats even more memory

> If they are threads then this would be a (serious?) bug in the graphical
> top-like tool I used.
it's not a bug, it's a feature! ;-)
under linux, threads are equivalent processes. the only difference between
them and real processes is, that threads belonging to one program share 
their memory. currently there is no means of finding out, which threads 
belong together (aside from looking deep into system data structures).
a new feature called "thread groups" has been introduces into the upcomming 
2.4 kernel a few weeks ago (or at least it has been discussed). this was
done with posix threads in mind, but will also enable simpler recognition 
of threads belonging together in top-like programs.

i hope, this clarification does not confuse you even more ... :)


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