squeak hogs memory on linux?
rowledge at interval.com
Wed Jun 10 17:17:55 UTC 1998
On Wed 10 Jun, Greg Lewin wrote:
> At a vague guess this could be a garbage collection problem.
> 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.
It seems unlikely to me, since the Object Memory is alloc'd right at the start of execution and there is no facility for expanding it on the fly; not that it would be difficult to do. Garbage collection only operates within the bounds o
f object memory and is probably not involved here.
Perhaps more likely is the small collection of places where some memory is grabbed for a socket structure, or a buffer for showDisplay and so on. It seems especially odd since there have been no similar sounding problems reported for othe
r unices and the code is pretty much identical.
Tim Rowledge: rowledge at interval.com (w) +1 (650) 856-7230 (w)
tim at sumeru.stanford.edu (h) <http://sumeru.stanford.edu/tim>
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