Cron jobs too heavy for ordinary systems (system completely unusable for a while)

Jordan Mantha laserjock at
Sun May 24 18:09:44 UTC 2009

On Sun, May 24, 2009 at 10:59 AM, Oli Warner <oli at> wrote:
>> Well....xorg sounds kind of high, but if you're using Compiz...
> Kind of high? Ouch. You have low expectations of xorg.
> For example, I run a nvidia twinview setup. 3840*1200 px of screen estate.
> With compiz and quite a few apps running. xorg uses 45 megs of RAM. I
> restarted a few days ago so perhaps in a week it'll be up to 100, but
> anything over 200 and I'd be deeply concerned.

For me running Intel with 1200x800 I normally have > 150MB can
regularly get to 300-400MB of RAM (2GB total) used by Xorg. Turning of
compiz definitely helps. It also helps with my GPU lockups. I lose
some nice features but it makes such a big difference.


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