From: Paul Jakma (paul at domain clubi.ie)
Date: Sun 14 Jul 2002 - 01:13:59 IST
On Sat, 13 Jul 2002, kevin lyda wrote:
> comments, someone commented that X is bloated because of it's memory
yeah... imagine what it was like years ago when workstations with 8
or 4MB had to run it. (and i've heard rumours the earliest X
workstations had to get by on just 2MB).
let's face it, X sucks.
(what's that you say: many other pieces of software are using more
and memory, as memory has become more plentiful? sorry didnt hear
> however it's an x *server*. first, apparently x counts the video ram
> as memory it uses.
cause X sucks, obviously.
no wait, in this case it's cause the kernel counts any memory mapped
towards memory usage.
> second, clients store things on the server. so a lot of that ram
> is stuff the clients stuck on it.
well, obviously an artifact of X's suckiness.
oh hang on, if you dont like that you can turn it off with -bc (and
-su saves a bit of ram too).
> however it would be interesting to get more detailed stats from x
> about what memory is what. is there a tool to do this? some
> limited googling + some locate-ing didn't find anything.
cant find anything.
anyway, i'm off to /. to complain about how much X sucks.
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