Yum is a memory pig to the tune of 3GB

Bill Nottingham 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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