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Re: Xorg: xserver using _a lot_ memory



On Fri, Jan 16, 2009 at 01:13:54PM +0000, Andrew Haley wrote:
> X caches memory on behalf of its clients.  Kill them, one by one, and you'll
> probably find where the memory is going.

Or use xrestop, the non-destructive alternative :-)

On my machine just now I see that gnome-screensaver is using 160 MB of
X resources, which is excellent news - my screensaver is set to a
blank screen :-(

X may also mmap in chunks of video memory.  This isn't "real" memory
usage, but appears under top and might confuse some people.

Rich.

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