21 Dec 95 08:55:53 +0100 writes:
Quote:>We have a SS5 with 24 bit colorscreen, on this system the Xsun
>process takes about 35Mb memory. Why is this process using so
>much memory, where the same process on a IPC takes only 8Mb.
[ Fix your newsreader: it puts a date in the "From:" line.
The solaris FAQ says:
4.9) Why is Xsun such a memory pig, especially on the SX and S24?
Ps counts the mappings for the framebuffer as memory.
Especially on the SX where a number of different mappings
of the device address space is used to optimize
access this can cause large amounts of memory, but not
physical memory, to be mapped and shown by ps.
Solaris 2.3 FCS also has a number of Xsun memory leaks when using
the SX. Get the SX patches or upgrade to 2.4.
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