Leopard Virtual Memory - Is my MBP unique?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by SafariX, Nov 9, 2007.

  1. SafariX macrumors member

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    I purchased Leopard on Oct. 26th. Using Activity Monitor (as seen below), are my virtual memory sizes way out of line with whats normal?
     

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  2. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    The reason the sizes look so big is that the virtual memory size for each process references the total taken up by all libraries linked to by that process, shared libraries included. So if all your processes are linking to the same basic set of libraries (they are), then all of that is included for each one. Trust me, you're not actually using up that much space on your hard drive for each app running. ;)
     
  3. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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