Understanding memory usage on Linux
Nice article on virtual memory usage.
"This entry is for those people who have ever wondered, "Why the hell is a simple KDE text editor taking up 25 megabytes of memory?" Many people are led to believe that many Linux applications, especially KDE or Gnome programs, are "bloated" based solely upon what tools like ps report. While this may or may not be true, depending on the program, it is not generally true -- many programs are much more memory efficient than they seem." Virtual Threads: Understanding memory usage on Linux
(Submitted by Noel Tue Feb 7, 2006 )
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