[Digikam-users] Any thoughts on RAM needs?

Julien T julien.t43 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 13 04:02:59 BST 2011

I am on Linux Ubuntu and only with 1GB (netbook) and painfully slow. I
think 2 or 4GB are definately the way to go if possible. Don't know if
there is other way to "optimize" things. I hope there is.

big databases
$ ls -lh ~/Images/*.db
-rw-r--r-- 1 julien julien 172M 2011-09-13 09:32 /home/julien/Images/digikam4.db
-rw-r--r-- 1 julien julien 1,6G 2011-09-11 09:39
$ free -m
             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:           990        976         14          0         10        185
-/+ buffers/cache:        779        211
Swap:         1951        417       1534
$ pmap 3269|egrep '[0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9]K' |sort -k 2 -n
b19f5000  10284K rwxs-  /var/tmp/kdecache-julien/icon-cache.kcache
b56b8000  10284K rwxs-  /var/tmp/kdecache-julien/icon-cache.kcache
4357c000  10700K r-x--  /usr/lib/libQtGui.so.4.7.2
aaf2e000  12332K rwx--    [ anon ]
b065f000  15860K rwxs-  /var/tmp/kdecache-julien/kpc/kde-icon-cache.data
b4322000  15860K rwxs-  /var/tmp/kdecache-julien/kpc/kde-icon-cache.data
97b66000  16400K r-x--  /usr/share/fonts/truetype/wqy/wqy-zenhei.ttc
a2884000  16400K r-x--  /usr/share/fonts/truetype/wqy/wqy-zenhei.ttc
a157b000  19492K rwx--    [ anon ]
46ced000  19648K r-x--  /usr/lib/libQtWebKit.so.4.7.2
92d54000  20564K r-x--  /usr/share/fonts/truetype/arphic/uming.ttc
98b6a000  20564K r-x--  /usr/share/fonts/truetype/arphic/uming.ttc
a0166000  20564K r-x--  /usr/share/fonts/truetype/arphic/uming.ttc
09020000  44100K rwx--    [ anon ]
873a2000  47708K rwx--    [ anon ]
94169000  47708K rwx--    [ anon ]
a5f2a000  65540K rwxs-  /dev/shm/pulse-shm-2408409839
ac4e3000  65540K rwxs-  /dev/shm/pulse-shm-915678883
 total   812132K



2011/9/13, Paul Verizzo <paulv at paulv.net>:
> Running on Windows XP, dK opens LOTS of running processes, mostly
> something called kioslave.exe.  All told, right about 600K total.  I'm
> down to 2 GB, having had a couple of sticks fail over time.  In process
> buying more.
> Adobe Photoshop Elements takes 48K.  Quite a difference, although since
> I hate Adobe products generally and RAM is relatively cheap, I've no
> problem with dK's memory appetite.
> (Both memory requirements are noted after only opening the programs.
> I've seen the kioslave.exe numbers go up and down during use.)
> But regardless, I was wondering if there is any official advice or
> observations beyond "More is better!"  I have no idea how much dK takes
> in Linux.
> ???????
> Paul
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