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Re: Memory usage report

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Memory usage report
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 12:18:37 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>> Personally, when that extra data is smaller than the Lisp heap, I don't
>> care to know where it's spent.
> It indeed does not matter when the heap size is small. However, memory
> usage tends to grow over time. My Emacs instance currently uses 976Mb
> memory with 463MB in lisp objects and 25.8MB in buffers. The extra
> non-lisp object size is almost same with the lisp object size (487.2MB). 

That's reaching the level where I'd begin to care about it, indeed.
But being lazy, I'd wait to see a worse case being I investigate.

The recent reports of 2GB memory use with 500MB of heap are the kinds of
situations where the existence of a problem is much more clear.


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