Yum is a memory pig to the tune of 3GB
notting at redhat.com
Mon Mar 24 18:39:47 UTC 2008
seth vidal (skvidal at fedoraproject.org) said:
> On Mon, 2008-03-24 at 14:32 -0400, Bill Nottingham wrote:
> > seth vidal (skvidal at fedoraproject.org) said:
> > > 3GB is way beyond the norm and if it is during the transaction points to
> > > SOMETHING in the rpm transaction exploding in memory.
> > Is this memory usage as measured by the 'virtual' size, or the RSS
> > of the process? Virtual size (as reported by top) tends to not accurately
> > reflect the actual amount of memory used.
> will the VSize be dramatically MORE or less than actual memory used?
More. For example, yum-updatesd on my box has:
VmPeak: 275540 kB
VmSize: 274512 kB
VmLck: 0 kB
VmHWM: 13916 kB
VmRSS: 13908 kB
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