Mac memory leak

dave w capella dave.capella "at" cornell.edu
Sun, 26 Jul 1998 22:41:15 +0000


>This problem occured on a [Power Tower Pro (Power Mac 9500 clone)] 
>I have [ 64   ]MB of real memory.
>Virtual Memory is: [Off] giving me a total of [64 ]MB of memory
>...........................
>The Problem 
>
>There is a severe memory leak.
>
>.......................................
>Software memory allocation jumps up by a few megabytes.  Repeated switching between the 
>VNC Viewer and the Finder continues this trend until the computer runs out of memory.  For 
>example, my initial System Software allocation was about 21 Meg.  After >.................................
>I'm running System 7.6.1

Sounds like you need to enable Virtual Memory and set it to 1Mb (for 65mb,
total). Since System 7.0, Mac's exhibit all sorts of strange behavior
(such as a 21mb system under v7.6) with it turned off. Unless you're
running most of the fonts Adobe makes, or all of the Star Wars sounds,
I would expect a system size closer to 5 or 8mb.

just a thought,
...dave
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