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Re: Emacs memory management and sluggishness

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Emacs memory management and sluggishness
Date: Thu, 01 Aug 2019 16:49:40 +0300

> From: Joseph Mingrone <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden,  address@hidden
> Date: Thu, 01 Aug 2019 06:46:13 -0300
> > What image library is used for that?  Is it ImageMagick or is it
> > something else?
> From https://github.com/politza/pdf-tools
> It uses poppler to render PDFs.  "...there is one feature (following
> links of a PDF document by plain keystrokes) which requires
> imagemagick’s convert utility."
> When I woke this morning, memory usage went from about 200-300 MB to
> about 3 GB overnight.  No PDFs were open.

Is it possible to use some memory-mapping tool to figure out which
part of the Emacs process uses most of those GBytes?  It would be
interesting to see if the data belongs to one of the libraries used by
Emacs or to the Emacs code itself.

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