ASU - out of memory?

Rui Miguel Silva Seabra rms at
Thu Aug 21 13:06:04 CEST 2008

On Thu, Aug 21, 2008 at 12:58:44PM +0200, Tilman Baumann wrote:
> Carsten Haitzler (The Rasterman) wrote:
> > On Thu, 21 Aug 2008 11:42:52 +0200 Tilman Baumann <tilman at> babbled:
> > 
> > no.. you need to find who is leaking memory and beat them up! :) seriously.
> > 128m is more than enough. it's almost overkill. needing swap (on a device like
> > the freerunner) is a sign of "stupid programming" :)
> I understand your Argument and it is true. But the conclusion is wrong.
> Even if you don't have obvious leaks, some memory will not be used most 
> of the time and can be safely dumped out of the RAM.
> Like some background process which is sleeping almost all the time. Or 
> other multitasked apps which are not used currently.
> Or all the fat frameworks which probably take some memory for code or 
> data which are almost never used.
> All this memory is wasted on valuable RAM. Even if only a hand full of 
> pages end on swap, they are saved from clogging up RAM.

But every access to swap will mean a significant decrease of battery


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