Kubuntu uses too much memory. What is the cause?

Chris Jones christopher.rob.jones at cern.ch
Sat May 30 10:54:33 UTC 2009

> 2 GB for my home machine and 4 GB for my work machine. The few  
> applications
> that use most memory are Kontact and Amarok. Amarok uses +1GB.  
> Kontact uses
> about 700 MB. (One day, I will switch to mutt...).

When you look at the memory usage in top, and you quoting the virtual  
or resident size ? If the virtual then basically ignore that,  
applications always over commit and it doesn't mean much. The resident  
size is the important one. I would be very surprised if amarok was  
really using 1G (i.e. resident)  ??


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