Saving panel settings

Paul Tansom paul at
Fri Apr 22 17:08:11 CEST 2005

On Fri, 2005-04-22 at 18:33 +0400, Buck wrote:
> > On Fri, 2005-04-22 at 12:40 +0200, Jasper Huijsmans wrote:
> >> On Fri, Apr 22, 2005 at 11:09:29AM +0100, Paul Tansom wrote:
> >> ...
> > It seems as though the memory hog is Evolution, although for some
> > strange reason closing Mozilla allows Evolution to reduce its memory
> > footprint! My only guess on this is that when following a link from an
> > email it holds some memory allocated until the browser is closed,
> > although this is pure guesswork and would seem an odd way to code. It's
> > a shame X gets taken out with it though. Memory usage just prior to the
> > last failure put X at around 5% with Mozilla at just under 10%. When you
> > took all the related processes into consideration Evolution was eating
> > up about 67% of my 512M - 63% down to the evolution process with a few
> > related ones eating up the rest. So that takes it to 82% without
> > considering shell based IRC or any other apps and processes. I think it
> > must have been the screensaver kicking in that killed it this time!
> > Still, my panel settings were safe, so I can sort out the rest without
> > having to redo them now. I may try another 512M or so of RAM out of
> > curiosity, but I'd like to catch the root cause of the problem - this
> > isn't Windows after all ;)
> Could it maybe be the result some weird gcc optimization options (like -O3 or
> -fexpensive-optimizations and such)?

Sadly I have no idea because on this particular machine I haven't sorted
out a recompile of the kernel and have stuck with the standard Debian
binary package (2.4.27-2-k7 at the moment). I started off well with
Linux kernel recompiles, largely due to the need to add in token ring
support for networking, back in the mid to late 90s, but I've become a
tad lazy more recently! That said my servers tend to get them, but again
there's a specific need - getting RAID support into the kernel to allow
the root partition to be on a mirrored drive.

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