William Murphy spoke thusly:
>This thread prompted me to see how much my netscape takes up, and it was a
>relatively reasonable 22 megs of ram (it's communicator 4.05 methinks).
>>However, I also happened to notice that bash, ps and pppd take up about a meg
not completely fair. some of that memory is shared - string constants,
code segments, etc. so while one bash might take up a meg, two will
just take up 1.4 or something. in addition they use shared libs which
also share their text and code segments.
i'm sure there's room for improvement, but i'm not sure you're seeing
things as they are.
on a completely still machine run bash, check the mem, and then run
another bash, and then check the mem. i bet it won't go up more then
half a meg.
lastly you're discussing bash. ash takes up 372k on this machine,
and each additional instance probably won't take up much more then
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