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Re: Pretest note

From: Chong Yidong
Subject: Re: Pretest note
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2012 14:24:28 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.94 (gnu/linux)

Jan Djärv <address@hidden> writes:

>> (dotimes (n 50000)
>>  (with-temp-buffer
>>    (insert-file-contents "/path/to/emacs/etc/NEWS")))
>> If Emacs on Mac OS really never returns memory, this should chew up
>> all the memory on your system.  Does it?  Check also if Emacs 23 is
>> affected.
> I don't see much difference.
> After executing, Emacs 23 uses 33.9 Mbyte real memory, 41.2 virtual.
> Emacs trunk: 35.4/42.8
> Garbage-collect after the run has no effect.

Then memory can be returned, at least in some circumstances.  Otherwise
50,000 copies of NEWS would take up 3GB of memory.

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