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Re: Memory usage - default X install can't use yum with 1GB RAM machine



>
> Hi,
>
> This isue is problably known, but I wanted to bring it up anyway.
>
> ExecSum: Running a 64bit Fedora 7 Test 2 with 1GB RAM fails to update
>
> Long story: Yum failed me while trying to update from rawhide today:
>
> Transaction Summary
> =============================================================================
> Install     50 Package(s)
> Update     702 Package(s)
> Remove       1 Package(s)
>
> Total download size: 976 M
> Is this ok [y/N]: y
> Downloading Packages:
> [...]
> Transaction Test Succeeded
> Running Transaction
>   Updating  : libgcc                       ################### [   1/1461]
> error: Couldn't fork %post: Cannot allocate memory
>
> The system was running X with default daemons. Memory usage shows this
> as the top five users:
>
> Tasks: 137 total,   2 running, 135 sleeping,   0 stopped,   0 zombie
> Cpu(s): 10.6%us,  1.3%sy,  0.0%ni, 88.1%id,  0.0%wa,  0.0%hi,  0.0%si,
> 0.0%st
> Mem:   1013676k total,   782344k used,   231332k free,     8788k buffers
> Swap:   522104k total,   452872k used,    69232k free,   164116k cached
>
>   PID USER      PR  NI  VIRT  RES  SHR S %CPU %MEM    TIME+  COMMAND
>  3983 paul      20   0 1002m 284m  19m R  9.9 28.7  32:17.87 firefox-bin
>  2582 root      20   0  568m 106m 4680 S  0.7 10.8 198:43.15 X
>  2931 paul      20   0  351m  24m 7496 S  0.0  2.5   7:38.91
> gnome-terminal
>  2883 paul      20   0  288m  15m 8064 S  0.0  1.6   8:34.15 wnck-applet
>  2859 paul      20   0  267m  11m 9264 S  0.0  1.2   0:10.26 puplet
>
> Firefox had 3 pages open, nothing special (eg news pages). I was running
> 8 xterms, with either a bash command prompt, vi on a small file, or ssh.
>
> That alone takes up 406MB of my 1GB of ram. Looks a bit excessive to me.
>
> When yum died, i checked the above usage, so it looks like yum tried to
> use more then 300Mb of non shared RAM. That's pretty insane. Worst thing,
> is that it had *completed* all the dependancy checks, so I'm a bit
> confused
> why it still needs so much memory. All it needs at that point (it was
> installing the 1st rpm), is the list of 752 package filenames in an
> install-order list. Why is that taking up 300MB?

Not to pick nits, but why are you running F7 test 2, out of curiousity?

> Paul
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