39 GB Virtual Memory?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by CyberEv88, Oct 26, 2007.

  1. CyberEv88 macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2006
    #1
    I've got a 1.83 MBP and Leopard seems to be running a little laggy... for some reason, it shows a 39+ GB Virtual Memory, when it was usually 7-9 GB in Tiger. Is this weird?
     
  2. Peace macrumors P6

    Peace

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2005
    Location:
    Space--The ONLY Frontier
    #2
    Nope.That's Leopard.It will go down over time.To about 20-30Gb perhaps.
     
  3. foosh macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2005
    #3
    I don't think "that's leopard" is a useful response without first getting a little more information.

    This same problem has happened to me; leopard starts going very slow and the disk is grinding a lot, writing tons of ??? to virtual memory.

    Have you seen which process is responsible? Open Activity Monitor when the system starts "lagging" like you report, and see if the process "mds" (metadata server??) is responsible.

    For me, that has been the problem. It has happened when opening some non-leopard apps; Adium for example.

    Any thoughts on this would be appreciated.
     
  4. CyberEv88 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2006
  5. Germacintosh macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2007
    Location:
    Karlsruhe, Germany
    #5
    Same. What to do about it?
     
  6. cell-gfx macrumors member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2007
    Location:
    Auckland, New Zealand
    #6
    Had the same problem. mdworker is related to Spotlight indexing. When you first start Leopard, depending on your HDD size(s), it will take a while (and a lot of CPU) to index everything.

    Personally, I had to disable indexing on my USB2 HDD, as it kept hanging at around 50% indexed.
     
  7. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

    xUKHCx

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2006
    Location:
    The Kop
    #7
    From another thread

    Picture 2.png


    As of now it is up to 73GBs
     
  8. IDANNY macrumors 6502a

    IDANNY

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2003
    Location:
    Las vegas
  9. Whoshnot macrumors member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2007
    Location:
    Brussel-Halle-Vilvoordeuh!
    #9
    35 gig here...

    Is that a problem? I haven't noticed any slowdown of my system though.
     
  10. kolax macrumors G3

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2007
    #10
    Mines 46GB's.

    Funny, I've only got 29GB's of hard drive space available. I haven't noticed any slowdowns, or anything though.

    Maybe that is the maximum possible VM available..? Not the VM that is in use?
     
  11. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

    xUKHCx

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2006
    Location:
    The Kop

Share This Page