[mythtv-users] `Mythbackend leaks memory` continued
Udo van den Heuvel
udovdh at xs4all.nl
Mon Jun 23 15:14:21 UTC 2008
Johan Venter wrote:
> Linux at all. The numbers that he was picking as "evidence" (40% of the
> system memory) as far as I am concerned were the virtual size of the
Nope. ps man page:
%mem %MEM ratio of the process’s resident set size to the
memory on the machine, expressed as a percentage.
top man page:
n: %MEM -- Memory usage (RES)
A task’s currently used share of available physical memory.
> Udo, post the mythbackend line from top after restarting the backend and
> then incrementally every 30 minutes (or whatever increment you feel
> adequate to display the issue).
I currently have a job that runs `ps aux` every morning, filters the
mythbackend line and logs it.
> In the meantime allow some recordings to
> happen, buffers to be allocated and free'd etc.
Normally it runs all the time.
> Then post the results
> for the knowledgable users on this list to decipher and let you know if
> you have anything to worry about.
Does `ps aux` give the right numbers? (doubt it, from reading your comment)
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