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Re: Memory Usage

From: Rodger Fox
Subject: Re: Memory Usage
Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:28:41 -0800
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On 2017-02-22 11:51 am, ng0 wrote:
On 17-02-22 11:37:11, Rodger Fox wrote:
What is the typical memory usage of a GuixSD system?

There's no such thing as a typical system. It depends on what you run,
300 open browser tabs will lead to more RAM used for example.

I understand. I didn't mean to leave that as the whole of my question.
I elaborated more on my situation. I have stopped Xorg, networking,
and the guix daemon. I was still at over 5GiB.

I'm watching a video, write in an IRC client, and run some other
background applications and I'm at 3.5 GiB RAM.

So that seems to confirm my suspicion that something is wrong with my system.
I am way over that mark with basically nothing running.
As well, I checked another system I have that runs Arch Linux and I found that with full gnome-desktop and several extra services running, it is around 4GiB.

I was wondering if it was just something strange about the Guix binaries.
Anyway, I'm just looking for ideas. I know it's a pretty vague problem.
It just makes me wonder if my system is compromised somehow.

I think I will try a fresh install to see if it changes anything.

I can't seem to get mine below 5GiB, according to top.
This is when I stop Xorg and most system services, including networking and such, and just log in to a plain terminal with nothing but top running. Is
this normal?
The numbers listed per process in top don't even add up to that, but it reports the total being high. Also, icecat uses a 1000m and gnome-terminal
uses 500m.
This seems wrong to me, but I'm not sure. In my session right now it is reporting over 14GiB of memory use. I don't know why it should be so high.


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