Re: [Offtopic-ish] Good OOM test, run Netscape!

George Bonser (
Wed, 2 Dec 1998 09:40:57 -0800 (PST)

On Wed, 2 Dec 1998, Damon Buckwalter wrote:

> I was running some upgrade stuff (dpkg) on my Debian Linux system today,
> and noticed that a malloc() failed, wich seems amazing on a 128M+64Mswap
> system, so I opened up a copy of top to find the offender... top
> reported that my copy of Netscape (which had been open for about 4 days
> straight with pretty constant use) had a
> -->>SIZE of 145M and an RSS of 81M!!

I noticed the same thing the other day one one of my slink systems but I
did not have NS running, I killed and restarted X and it seemed to fix it.

George Bonser

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