xterms are eating my memory away.

xterms are eating my memory away.

Post by Phil Lewi » Wed, 15 May 1996 04:00:00


does this look right - the reason I ask is that this is a 'ps -aux' on my 1.99.2 system (similar on 1.3.78)
however when i use 1.2.13 the exact same executable uses FAR less memory on the same machine. Am I doing
something stupid? My system is an Intel P5/100, 64Mb RAM, libc5.2.18. It just seems to me that 3.5MBytes
(ignoring shared) is way too high for an xterm!

Any comments?

root       126  0.0  3.1  3632  1996  ?  S    20:20   0:01 /usr/bin/X11/xterm -sb -sl 500 -fn 7x13 -ls
root       128  0.0  2.7  3360  1728  ?  S    20:20   0:03 /usr/bin/X11/xterm -sb -sl 500 -fn 7x13 -ls
root       530  0.0  2.7  3364  1728  ?  S    09:47   0:00 /usr/bin/X11/xterm -sb -sl 500 -fn 7x13 -ls
root       680  1.3  2.9  3496  1844  ?  S    14:30   0:00 /usr/bin/X11/xterm -sb -sl 500 -fn 7x13 -ls


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