What is safari/webkit's memory management situation nowadays?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by clevin, Feb 16, 2008.

  1. clevin macrumors G3


    Aug 6, 2006
    how much real memory do you normally observe safari 3.0.4/webkit nightly use? w flash and w/o flash, 2-5 tabs?
  2. elppa macrumors 68040


    Nov 26, 2003
    The thing is Mac OS X will allocate as much as it reasonable can to each app, so if you only have Safari running it will chuck a lot at it.

    I have 3 windows, one with three tabs and a real player steam playing. Activity Monitor is giving me ~202 MB real and ~1.2 GB virtual.

    I have 7 other apps open, including Activity Viewer and Finder.
  3. clevin thread starter macrumors G3


    Aug 6, 2006
    i do understand that when you have more physical memory, it would take more. So by no means I expect this to be a precise summary.

    I didn't know OSX will allocate memory actively to each app? Isn't it suppose to passively allocate memory upon request?
  4. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus


    Jan 15, 2006
    The Kop
    2 Windows

    Window 1: 15 tabs with 2 youtube videos, forum spy, general threads
    Window 2: No tabs BBC iPlayer

    Memory ~260MB

    Picture 3.png

    Granted this is with the latest webkit (r30354) and yesterday this would've used ~320-400MB

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