XServer memory usage: xrestop
l.lunak at suse.cz
Fri Jan 2 19:04:32 GMT 2004
Dne po 29. prosince 2003 12:38 Alexander Neundorf napsal(a):
> On Sunday 28 December 2003 23:38, Waldo Bastian wrote:
> > Hi,
> > Just in time to make KDE 3.2 a lean mean desktop machine  a very nice
> > tool has been released to monitor the XServer memory usage of
> > applications.
> > http://www.freedesktop.org/Software/xrestop
> Ok, I had a look at it.
> xrestop - Display: localhost:0
> Monitoring 21 clients. XErrors: 0
> Pixmaps: 15134K total, Other: 193K total, All: 15328K
> res-base Wins GCs Fnts Pxms Misc Pxm mem Other Total PID Identifier
> 1c00000 4 16 5 30 3 7181K 5K 7186K 1431 XMMS
> 2000000 225 124 12 278 181 3259K 24K 3284K 1431 file:/ -
> 2600000 9 23 1 73 8 2264K 1K 2266K 1431 Untitled1
> - OpenOffice.org 1.1.0
> 0400000 236 126 11 246 155 901K 23K 924K 1431 Local
> Folders/kde-devel - KMail
> 0c00000 77 35 4 152 889 529K 27K 557K 1431 kwin
> 1200000 91 92 6 322 221 389K 15K 405K 1435 kicker
> What can I learn from it ?
> KDE apps in general seem to use a lot of graphic contexts and a lot of
> "wins". Is this a actually a problem ?
(Disclaimer: Despite knowing quite a lot about X, I don't know that much
about X server internals, so I could be wrong.)
I think the only important column is pixmaps, and perhaps fonts. Especially
if you look at the pixmap memory and total memory columns, it's almost the
> If yes, how can this be improved ? Or is it all deep inside Qt ?
> konqy uses some of pixmap memory, xmms uses much more, OOo writer seems to
> use less. I guess the pixmap memory s used for the icons ? Anything else ?
> (styles, images in html pages, ...)
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