OSX memory management question

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by cluthz, Sep 12, 2004.

  1. cluthz macrumors 68040

    cluthz

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    Jun 15, 2004
    Location:
    Norway
    #1
    I have often 6+ GB VM size on my powerbook, and many of the programs which are using much of this space is programs that i don't use at all.
    Good examples are:
    AppleModemOnHold using over 200mb vm space!
    Also UniversalAccessApp is using the same amout.
    I don't use those programs at all, i know that i can kill them manually, but i hoped there was a more convenient way to do that.
     
  2. Catfish_Man macrumors 68030

    Catfish_Man

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    Location:
    Portland, OR
    #2
    Basically, you can generally trust OSX's memory management to do the right thing. The VM size of an app is very different than what it means on OS9. If you're using top to check on things, the only column I've found that actually matters is the rsize.
     

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