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#1 2019-10-09 14:32:32

ArchLinuxSU
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Registered: 2019-10-09
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Increased resource consumption.

Recently noticed a significant change in system boot. Cinnamon. In general, it eats about 900-950mb (RAM) from a cold start. This is not permissible.
There was nothing obvious in the htop. Only clones of xorg processes and some repetitions from the DE side.

Perhaps the system resorts to creating the same daemons?

More: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1rfH2Z … i_5ofT9f4X

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#2 2019-10-09 14:53:41

V1del
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Re: Increased resource consumption.

There was a new major GNOME release, resource usage differences are expected. That said nothing in this screenshot looks out of the ordinary. Are you sure you are interpreting the 900MB RAM (which given that you still have 16GB is completely negligible at that point in time) correctly?

You are likely seeing file system caches, which are normal and expected: www.linuxatemyram.com

What's the output of

free -m

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#3 2019-10-09 16:19:23

ArchLinuxSU
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Re: Increased resource consumption.

V1del wrote:

There was a new major GNOME release, resource usage differences are expected. That said nothing in this screenshot looks out of the ordinary. Are you sure you are interpreting the 900MB RAM (which given that you still have 16GB is completely negligible at that point in time) correctly?

You are likely seeing file system caches, which are normal and expected: www.linuxatemyram.com

What's the output of

free -m

I consider it ideologically important to avoid the accumulation of system clogging.  If you do not follow this constantly, you can get into a rather uncomfortable situation in the future.  Plus, it’s quite possible that the owners of weak PCs will identify my problem, and this discussion will help them.

Now I realize that my proposal regarding the initialization of unnecessary demons, is erroneous.  Moreover, now I found out that there are discrepancies in the results of "free - m" and screenfetch.  The first command has what screenfetch used to output before: no more than 700mb (606).

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#4 2019-10-09 17:37:35

2ManyDogs
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Re: Increased resource consumption.

Moving to Newbie Corner.

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#5 2019-10-09 17:44:15

loqs
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Re: Increased resource consumption.

You could use the ALA to identify which package updates caused the issue for you.
If it is a packaging issue you could report that to the arch maintainers.
If it is not a packaging issue you could work with upstream to address the issue.

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#6 2019-10-09 20:17:59

seth
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Registered: 2012-09-03
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Re: Increased resource consumption.

Please post the actual output of "free -m" as well as "cat /proc/meminfo".

As a rule of thumb: every "system load indicator" that promises you to aggregate memory consumption in a single number is useless shit - this is simply not possible on any modern OS.
Your  discrepancy likely results from file caches.

top -o RES -b -n1

will print the system processes sorted by resident memory (if there's something to worry about)

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