Unix pc sluggishness when switching windows

Gary S. Trujillo gst at gnosys.svle.ma.us
Wed Feb 6 09:51:31 AEST 1991

In <1991Feb5.040416.354 at shibaya.lonestar.org> afc at shibaya.lonestar.org (Augustine Cano) writes:

> So, what is slowly degrading in the kernel that is fixed at boot time?
> Has anybody else noticed this?  Does anybody have a clue as to what it is?

Yup.  It's a memory leak of some sort in the window manager.  Do a "ps -el"
and take a look at the memory size numbers |
     1 S     0 17268     1  3  27 20 14d 18: 13   5af68  w4  2:36 wmgr

I just killed and restarted wmgr recently, so not much memory has been
consumed so far (I've seen the first number as high as 80 or 90).  Let's
see what I get if I kill and restart wmgr again:

     1 S     0 20490     1  6  27 20 1e5  6: 12   5af68  w4  0:04 wmgr

Maybe one of the UNIXpc development team out there who have access to
the source code of wmgr can take a look for us.  I've just learned to
kill and restart wmgr every 2 or 3 days.


    Gary S. Trujillo                            gst at gnosys.svle.ma.us
Somerville, Massachusetts              {wjh12,bu.edu,spdcc,ima,cdp}!gnosys!gst

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