Re: X apparently not releases memory
On Tue, Sep 10, 2002 at 11:19:23AM +0200, Eduard Bloch wrote:
> I have a problem with recent Xfree86-4.2.0 and .1 pre debs (IMHO since
> 0-0pre1v3 or so). After few hours of intensive working, Xfree needs more
> and more memory even after closing (or killing) every X application, it
> keeps lots of memory.
> 5778 root 9 -10 276M 7992 7680 S < 0.5 2.0 1:35 XFree86
> That's not normal and forces me to restart it all 5-10 hours.
It's entirely normal. 276M is the "size" and includes memory addresses that
have been mapped for AGP and such-like, i.e. all of this memory is NOT
allocated from your RAM. The actual resident size (RSS) is 7992K.
> I am pretty sure that the ,,unstable'' version worked fine on the same
"Pretty sure" is apparently not good enough. :) Your previous X
installation, if it made use of AGP, would have shown exactly the same
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