iTunes + large library + random = excessive pageouts

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by sporadicMotion, May 30, 2011.

  1. sporadicMotion macrumors 65816

    sporadicMotion

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    I have a relatively large music library at about 120 gigs. When I play my library on random, after an hour or so my machine has well +50,000 pageouts. This has occurred on both of my recent machines with 8 gigs of memory. I found if I load activity monitor and begin to skip ahead in tracks, I can watch the iTunes memory skyrocket from an initial 95 megs to 200+.

    Has anyone else run into similar issues or can anyone with a large library duplicate this?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I've never encountered such a problem. I have 4GB of RAM and a library over 165GB, with more than 30,000 songs. Zero page outs.
     
  3. sporadicMotion thread starter macrumors 65816

    sporadicMotion

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    I have over 112,000 page outs right now and I had to relaunch iTunes due to an "unexpected error". Do you ever leave your entire library playing on random?

    Have you tried watching your activity monitor while skipping through songs?

    EDIT: What "view mode" do you use in itunes? list, grid, cover flow?
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    Yes, I have, especially in response to other threads like this. I've never had any problems with it, either on Leopard or Snow Leopard. I've used all view modes from time to time, but I prefer list view most of the time. In addition, some of my library resides on an external drive, and I've never had performance or stability issues with that, either.
     
  5. petersphilo macrumors newbie

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    My music library is comparatively small (38GB), but i have a lot of podcasts (42GB) and i do get the same problem of iTunes creating massive amounts of pageouts every 48 hours or so (i leave iTunes on continuously).

    Details: MacBook Pro 17'' late 2011 with 16GB RAM, hardly running any other apps, Yosemite (10.10.5 right now) and latest iTunes (12.6.2.20 right now)..
     

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