Ubuntu 11.04 and gitk problem

Anca Emanuel anca.emanuel at gmail.com
Sat May 14 21:39:05 UTC 2011

On Sun, May 15, 2011 at 12:23 AM, John Johansen
<john.johansen at canonical.com> wrote:
> On 05/14/2011 11:09 PM, Anca Emanuel wrote:
>> Hi, all.
>> I try to run gitk from command line.
>> Steps to reproduce:
>> 1. git clone git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git
>> 2. cd linux-2.6
>> 3. gitk
>> I can not run it. That kills my system (2GB RAM) and Unity as well.
>> Any ideeas ?
> gitk is rather memory intensive, when I do gitk at the root of the kernel tree it
> has an RSS of 1.6 GB which will push a 2 GB machine well into swap and will likely
> cause the oom killer to run
> You should try pruning what you are looking at by either specifying a path
>  eg. gitk fs/ext4/

Tryied, and the same result.
Unity get killed, and I log on again.

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