[Goodies-dev] task manager vm-size is huge
mmassonnet at gmail.com
Mon Jan 25 10:25:18 CET 2010
>From man ps:
vsz VSZ virtual memory size of the process in KiB
(1024-byte units). Device mappings
are currently excluded; this is subject to change.
and from man top:
o: VIRT -- Virtual Image (kb)
The total amount of virtual memory used by the task. It
includes all code, data and
shared libraries plus pages that have been swapped out.
VIRT = SWAP + RES.
I'm running xfce4-taskmanager 0.4.1, I remember that in 0.3.x there
was a problem with the value for the memory usage (it was
miss-calculated) (and btw if lxde folk may by chance be reading, fix
this in your fork as well). You can always compare with top or 'ps x
-O vsz --sort vsz'.
2010/1/24 Jeff Sherk Forerunner Ministries <jeff at forerunnertv.com>:
> When running Task Manager from within xfce (on Centos 5.4), there is a
> VM-size column which shows many of the tasks with a VM-size in the 100's of
> GB each!
> Any idea what this really means and if I should be concerned?
> There is another column that says RSS which shows the tasks as using 100KB
> to 4000KB which seems normal, but this VM-size column seems strange.
> I could not find any docs with regards to Task Manager and a google search
> did not turn up anything useful.
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