[Lazarus] startlazarus and memory consumption

Marco van de Voort marcov at stack.nl
Tue Jul 14 15:41:11 CEST 2009

On Tue, Jul 14, 2009 at 11:18:23AM +0200, Michael Van Canneyt wrote:
> On Tue, 14 Jul 2009, Graeme Geldenhuys wrote:
> > I was looking at my system processes and noticed that 'startlazarus' is 
> > consuming 26.7MB virtual memory & 14.5MB physical memory. Now I'm not 100% 
> > sure what the difference is between virtual and physical memory, but either 
> > way, it is a lot of memory considering that startlazarus doesn't really do 
> > anything serious, other than launch the lazarus binary.
> >
> > Do other users also see a similar memory usage? If so, why is it such a lot 
> > for a rather trivial application?
> Did you strip the debug info ?

Debug info is not loaded into mem?

Interpreting Unix memory stats is notoriously difficult. I'd expect more
that a certain percentage of the memory space is shared with

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