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Re: Emacs bzr memory footprint

From: Carsten Mattner
Subject: Re: Emacs bzr memory footprint
Date: Fri, 14 Oct 2011 14:13:44 +0200

On Thu, Oct 13, 2011 at 10:18 PM, chad <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Oct 13, 2011, at 6:13 AM, Carsten Mattner wrote:
>> "opening and closing" means loading some source file (C, Erlang,
>> Text, Haskell, M4, something else) and maybe erc-tls. Then after nuking
>> all buffers and emacs using minimum 100 megs I wondered why no
>> gc kicked in to reduce it by at least 30 megs (random number).
> A shot in the dark: Emacs' use of gnu-tls libraries is relatively new;
> can you reproduce the behavior without invoking the tls libraries?
> For example, try an emacs without using erc-tls, (and without gnus
> or w3, if you use those)?

I will try to use irssi instead and see what the difference is.
For that I will disable loading any of the tls libs in init.el.
Also I will try to use 'emacs -nw' for comparison.

> If you use recentf, then you can mine 'recentf-list (or ~/.recentf) for
> a list of files to load that probably just involve programming modes.

I don't use recentf, but I do use ido and idomenu.

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