[clug] Memory issues

Mick Wahren mick at micknsteph.com
Fri May 29 05:01:17 MDT 2015

Try the lazy man's way of working out who is the pig. 

Run top, then press shift-f then n and enter  to show the top memory consumers. Then k to kill with prejudice 

Friday night remedy FTW!

Sent from Mick on the move 

> On 29 May 2015, at 12:30, Paul Rands <lists at paulrands.com> wrote:
> Hi Guys, 
> I wanted to try here first before I waste hours Googling
> and trawling umpteen forums with a problem with memory running out. 
> I
> have an AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 945 Processor system, quad core, running at
> 3 GHz. 6 GB RAM. Oodles of hard disk space. Linux Mint Mate 17. 
> I am
> finding whenever I have GIMP or Chrome running for long periods I tend
> to suddenly run low on memory and the machine is busy swapping to hard
> disk all the time. Sometimes I can recover by closing some tabs or
> programs other times the computer eventually hangs. 
> I have found
> Chrome sometimes doesn't close its tab instances properly when checking
> in the System Monitor. 
> I am hoping for some suggestions / ideas, that
> might help resolve things. I use Chrome because it keeps everything in
> one account and one browser across Linux, iOS, Mac OS, Windows and
> Android. 
> Thanks in advance 
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