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

    clevin

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    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

    elppa

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    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

    clevin

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    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

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    2 Windows

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

    Memory ~260MB

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

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