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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
> system.

"Pretty sure" is apparently not good enough. :)  Your previous X
installation, if it made use of AGP, would have shown exactly the same

charl p. botha http://cpbotha.net/ http://visualisation.tudelft.nl/

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