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Does Xcode have a memory leak? If so, is there anything that I can do about it?

Discussion in 'iPhone/iPad Programming' started by Nosrettap, Feb 2, 2012.

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    I have noticed that Xcode 4 seems to have a memory leak. When I run the program Activity monitor shows it using only 100 - 600MB of RAM, but over time my active memory usage slowly climbs to over 5GB. Has anyone else noticed this? I've read online and people have suggested that I just have to start and then restart Xcode, but this doesn't seem to free up the memory. I quit Xcode and let it sit for a few minutes, but active memory usage is still extremely high (even taking into account other programs running). Any suggestions?
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    Had it since Snow Leopard, got worse in OSX Lion, I had to upgrade to 8 gigs, or otherwise with extensive coding/nib making, I was done with my ram in half an hour to 1 hour.
    I have a little program called "Free Memory", once i'm getting quite full, i quit xcode, run the app, and then I can run Xcode again for a while, it's a great ***up from Apple, but I have to live with it because.. well, I have no other choice ;/

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