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Re: [Lynx-dev] lynx "eats" a lot of RAM in few seconds!

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] lynx "eats" a lot of RAM in few seconds!
Date: Wed, 8 Sep 2004 16:14:00 -0400 (EDT)

On Wed, 8 Sep 2004 address@hidden wrote:

> 040907 Thomas Dickey wrote:
> > Testing your file, I do see that lynx gets hung with current (2.8.6dev.5).
> on my machine ( 512 MB  RAM ), despite a storm of disk & CPU activity,
> i managed to get to the Gkrellm desktop,
> which showed that CPU is not running anywhere near  100 % ,
> but that memory is being eaten at a v fast pace:
> 'free' now shows  96 MB  in swap, far more than sb the case ordinarily.
> i regained control by hitting the Mutt window title-bar kill button,
> there being nothing beyond a status msg in the Lynx screen.

When I ran it, I didn't have any trouble killing it off (but I started it
from the command-line in the console on a 1Gb machine).  I'd run tidy to
check the file, but as noted, am building up a new development machine (to
replace the one which died last week).

Thomas E. Dickey

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