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Re: What is gaim upto on my system?

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On Fri, 20 Jan 2006 18:03:52 -0500
"[KS]" <lists04@fastmail.fm> wrote:

> Paul Johnson wrote:
> > On Friday 20 January 2006 07:02, [KS] wrote:
> > 
> > 
> >>I had noticed a few days back that gaim had around 5 or 6 processes
> >>and was surprised. I killed those and started it again. But 560
> >>seems to be way too much. Has anyone noticed this? Any reasons as
> >>to why this is happenning?
> > 
> > 
> > Gaim is an infamous memory seive.  I think GAIM stands for GAIM
> > Abosrbs Important Memory.
> > 
> > One increasingly popular way around this problem is to get psi, and
> > a jabber server with the transports to the other networks, and just
> > use Jabber as a common ground.
> > 
> Replied to Paul only by mistake earlier.
> Yes, Gaim is becoming a pain. Even after killing all the gaim
> processess (560 of them), I restarted and checked after about
> 5mintues and there were 4 processes again :(
> Is it a bug or Gaim's normal behaviour?
> Thanks Paul,

Sounds like a bug to me. I started 2 instances of Gaim on my computer
and a ps aux | grep gaim only shows 2 processes running. (I have my
dozen or so screen names sorted into categories and like
differentiating between them with separate buddy list windows.) The ps
aux | grep gaim also shows that the 2 instances are only using a
combined 3.2% of my memory - with 1GB of ram and 1GB of swap installed.
I'm currently using Gaim 1.5.1cvs from Sid.

You might try reporting this in the Gaim bugtracker or seeing if their
mailing list has any help.

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