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||[Jul. 9th, 2007|07:40 pm]
I just rebooted my mac and freed up 7GB of disk that that the VM system was using, gah|
Which "VM" are you speaking of?
hmmm, I haven't really bothered looking over my virt mem disk usage before. On my 1GB iBook the VM is currently about 14GB. Is 7GB typical for you?
In any case, that's a butt-load and AFAIK there's not an option in X, like there was in 9, to turn VM off, much less configure its size. Bleh! :P
It was reporting 22 GB. On disk size was 10GB.
You cannot turn it off because everything is memory mapped into the VM space.
2007-07-10 05:10 pm (UTC)
MemoryStick, leaky apps
You might want to have a look at Matt Neuburg's MemoryStick
, which is a nice visual display of VM usage.
Some of the utilities I use are right old leaky memory hogs, and I can claw back gigs of VM by restarting them. Safari, SSHKeychain and Synergy spring to mind.