I wondered what eats up my RAM and ofc. my first candidiate was the browser with many open tabs, but after checking it with top I saw that Terminal eats up the most RAM: Right now this is 30.1% of 8GB ram, so around 2.5 GB. This is with 10 open tabs. BTW: the browser just uses 5.5%.
I don't think this is normal and am expecting a memory leak here. Does anybody know more?
//EDIT: It slowly grows. Right now it's 30.7%. Closing tabs seems to not free memory, too.
Last edited by V10lator (2012-10-27 20:10:16)
Do you always experience this issue? Sorry but I can't reproduce this...
Do you always experience this issue?
Yes, but I'm not 100% sure what produces it. One of it might be the Terminal not freeing up the RAM for closed tabs.
Sorry but I can't reproduce this...
Don't say that before I told you how to:
1) Open up Terminal, get RAM, should look like this:
291m 17m 12m S 2 0.2 0:01.97 Terminal
2) Open up a new tab, do something in it, close it again. Get RAM again:
298m 22m 13m S 1 0.3 0:03.66 Terminal
3) Open a few new tabs, do something in them, close them again, get RAM again:
348m 28m 15m S 1 0.4 0:09.77 Terminal
4) Wait some time, get RAM again, compare all numbers:
---------------- VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND 05. Nov. 11:05 - 291m 17m 12m S 2 0.2 0:01.97 Terminal 11:11 - 298m 22m 13m S 1 0.3 0:03.66 Terminal 11:13 - 348m 28m 15m S 1 0.4 0:09.77 Terminal 11:17 - 348m 28m 15m S 1 0.4 0:10.20 Terminal
looks like it doesn't free up the RAM, doesn't it?