Leopard large VM size

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Am3822, Apr 12, 2008.

  1. Am3822 macrumors 6502

    Am3822

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    Hi people,

    Have you noticed that under Leopard the VM size reaches extremely large sizes? Under Tiger, while using Matlab/Mathematica and other memory-hogging pieces of software I used to get to 16G at the most. Under Leopard, with nothing heavier than iCal and iPhoto I reach 30-40G in no time.

    Is this kind of thing normal, or is it something that would be ironed out at a later update?
     
  2. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    its a bug to correct it add a non default column in Activity Monitor. the actual size for me is around 7GB.
     
  3. Am3822 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Am3822

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    Thanks, now I'm back to my usual 8-12G. Has this been reported?
     
  4. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    i guess so it will probably be fixed in the next update. but you shouldnt really worry about your virtual memory size. virtual memory is just how much memory a process could use but it doesnt necessary use all of it. only worry about your real memory and page outs.
     

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