squeak hogs memory on linux?
lex at cc.gatech.edu
Thu Jun 11 10:41:26 UTC 1998
Greg Lewin writes:
> Hi -
> 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?
> The symptom is that the little graph of (what I take to be) system
> virtual memory keeps on ramping up to "saturation" (i.e. maximum) and
> then tops out, before the above crash happens.
Where's the graph come from, by the way? I know my load meter goes
from 0 up to 1 when I run Squeak for a while, because it's constantly
running and hogging *CPU*. Could you be looking at a load meter by
Also, the times when Squeak terminates without hanging the whole
system, can you see what the error message is?
> My system has 48 meg of RAM and 106 meg of swap partition, so I don't
> think lack of memory is the problem! Linux is otherwise stable on this
Maybe some piece of hardware is flaking out when you run something CPU
intensive for a while? Do you run any other CPU intensive stuff
(like, say, quake :))
Squeak rules, crashes suck.
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