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Re: memory leaks


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: memory leaks
Date: Fri, 20 Sep 2019 11:11:11 +0300

> From: Madhu <address@hidden>
> Date: Fri, 20 Sep 2019 12:53:46 +0530
> 
> 
> There is obviously some memory leak in emacs and I don't know how to
> trace the culprit.  Emacs lops up 2GB RSS: ps axuw |grep emacs
> 
> USER       PID %CPU %MEM    VSZ   RSS TTY      STAT START   TIME COMMAND
> madhu     5434  6.9 54.2 2235612 2115564 ?     SNsl Sep19  66:42 emacs 
> --daemon --debug-init

Which version of Emacs?  If this is a development snapshot, when was
it built?

> 1. Emacs has a bug where I can't look at /proc/5434/emacs from within
> emacs it will only read 16384 bytes from the proc filesystem

Please report as a bug using "M-x report-emacs-bug".

> 2. Trying to Unload a feature hits all sorts of design and
> implementation bugs with the cl-generics scourge which is unfortunately
> used to implement emacs.  Is unloading features likely to help at all in
> reducing the memory and getting a clue about the errant package?

Likewise.



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