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From: Doc Shipley <doc_at_mdrconsult.com>
Date: Sat Nov 27 02:03:21 2004

Cameron Kaiser wrote:
>>Most of my load problems seem to be largely due to the really sucky
>>Virtual Memory implementation in Mac OS X. Someone mind telling me
>>why on earth with 1.5GB RAM I'm using 4GB of VM just by logging in?
>>Earlier today my VM usage was up over 10GB! I think the "beachball"
>>can almost always, if not always, be blamed on something swapping in
>>or out of memory.
> That doesn't seem right. On my dual G4 running 10.2.8 with 2GB RAM, I get
> hardly any pageouts at all running multiple apps at once (I have a
> performance monitor running in the menu bar). Where are you getting the
> VM figure from?

   I'm betting on that Java app he mentioned. ;)

   I've seen very very few Java anythings that didn't suck memory into

   My DP G5 only has a gig-o'RAM, and I almost never page out.

   'Course, I almost never open Office X: either. 8-)

Received on Sat Nov 27 2004 - 02:03:21 GMT

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