[Bulk] [TxMt] Is TM memory hog? 10MB text file makes TM use 564MB of RAM

Kevin Horton khorton01 at rogers.com
Tue May 13 01:16:16 UTC 2008

On 12-May-08, at 19:08 , Adam Strzelecki wrote:

> Hello,
> I just want to ask if anybody can confirm TM taking the 564MB  
> physical (1.3GB VM) with this simple test:
> $ otool -tv /Applications/TextMate.app/Contents/MacOS/TextMate > / 
> tmp/tm.s
> /tmp/tm.s is ~11MB
> Close TM, and run:
> $ mate /tmp/tm.s
> Open Activity Monitor and check TM memory usage.
> It means if I open 3 such files I'm out of my RAM. This is really  
> nothing good. I'd accept 1:5 filesize/mem usage ratio, but 1:50 is  
> kind too much.

I get real memory 137 MB, and VM 1.03 GB.

If I open TM without any files at all, I get real memory 13 MB, and VM  
935 MB, so the increment caused by opening this large file is less  
than 10:1 on VM.

Kevin Horton
Ottawa, Canada

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