squeak hogs memory on linux?

Andreas Raab raab at isgnw.cs.Uni-Magdeburg.DE
Wed Jun 10 20:54:30 UTC 1998


> has anyone found that squeak continually acquires and does not release
> memory under linux (I'm using Red Hat 5.0, with the 2.0.32 kernel),
> until either squeak is terminated or the system hangs - needing reboot? 

This might be an X-server problem. What X-server are you using? On my
Linux system (S.U.S.E. 4.0 + XFree 3.3.2) it's running perfectly.

> At a vague guess this could be a garbage collection problem.

No. The VM allocates all the memory used by the image beforehand and never
shrinks or expands it afterwards.

> Unfortunately I never have long enough to investigate before the system
> becomes unusable due to either of the above causes. - at most a minute
> or two.

Does it happen with a fresh image or have you set up your image to run
any special stuff (say, PWS or such)?

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