Re: [dev] DWM vs XFCE4 Memory Usage

From: Bjartur Thorlacius <>
Date: Mon, 05 Dec 2011 12:34:01 -0000

On Mon, 05 Dec 2011 06:35:04 -0000, Roger <> wrote:
> (I'm going to gander, Xorg uses around 60-70MB, with 20-30MB for other
> resources. Man Xorg is a beast on memory!)
Note that clients can consume quite a lot of resources on the Xserver, and
the Xserver may be reluctant to free them when clients disconnect only to
malloc them again when new clients connect. Inspect xrestop statistics. It
is of course also easy to imagine that some information is duplicated due
to the networked client/server architecture of X11 where a Linux
framebuffer would not complicate things unnecessarily. But I would think
that the Xserver would push most of that information to the video memory

Received on Mon Dec 05 2011 - 13:34:01 CET

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.0 : Mon Dec 05 2011 - 13:36:04 CET