Subject: Re: X questions, SLiRP v. SLIP/IP-NAT question
To: Scott Smith <>
From: Jim Wise <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/25/1997 15:43:40
On Wed, 24 Sep 1997, Scott Smith wrote:

> On Wed, 24 Sep 1997, Phil Nelson wrote:
> > 
> > >No, that's *got* to be impossible, you must be reading something wrong
> > >or *SOMETHING*.  The X server's binary size isn't even half that, so it
> > >can't take up that much memory.  My X server (XF86_SVGA) is under 3MB
> > >and it's *NOT* stripped.  You're reading something wrong or something..
> > 
> > He was talking runtime usage, not executable size.  For example,
> > on my i386 system, I see:
> > 
> Yes, I realise what he was talking about, but the only way that could happen
> was if he was running something with a *really* bad memory leak.  While it's
> possible, I really don't see how somethng like that could go unnoticed from
> the general population.  That's my opinion, anyway.  *shrug*

He was running 1280x1024, remember, at 32 bits.  That _alone_ should
account for about 5 MB RAM.  Add backing store for each window, font
information, communications queues with each client, and bookkeeping
information, and his reported size is not unreasonable...

				Jim Wise