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

From: Lloyd Rasmussen
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] lynx "eats" a lot of RAM in few seconds!
Date: Wed, 08 Sep 2004 21:02:06 -0400

I didn't run Tidy on it.  But I tried it in Windows 98 using Lynx
2.8.4 pre 5, as well as with IE 6 and the Window-Eyes screen reader. 
IE happily and quickly loaded it.  Lynx seems to have loaded all of
it, but created a large swap file in the process.  It didn't make
much difference whether tag soup parsing was on or off.

I saw lots of <p>'s badly nested with <div>'s.  And is ISO-8859-15
really the correct charset for a document in Spanish?  The statement
"Valid HTML 4" appears near the end of the file, but I find it hard
to believe that the WV processor attempted to validate at all.

On Wed, 8 Sep 2004 16:14:00 -0400 (EDT), Thomas Dickey wrote:

>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
>Lynx-dev mailing list

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