Subject: Re: X server as a Unix system process
To: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
From: Jukka Marin <email@example.com>
Date: 07/15/1997 11:36:48
On Tue, Jul 15, 1997 at 01:27:44AM -0700, Jonathan Stone wrote:
> Looks to me like the VM code is slowly growing a linked list
> somewhere, when given repeated mmap()/munmap() calls for small
Hmm. Is there anything that could be done to remedy this?
If I quit and restart Applixware, things return to normal. So this means
that the linked list is deallocated when the Applixware process end?
> Your data suggests that on NetBSD, this runs into a performance bug.
It certainly feels like that, looking the word processor redrawing the
window ssssslllllooowwwwlllyyyyy. It takes 9 seconds to do one redraw
at the moment (on a 166 MHz Pentium with 64 MB RAM, no paging during
> It looks to me like you're gettin a different chunk of address space
> each time, which is also consistent with a slowly-growing linked list.
> (Where else would the state be kept?)
I can send the ktrace output to someone if it helps (I guess it doesn't).
So, where do we go from here? I guess I'm the only one suffering from
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