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See a program's memory usage in its window title
Authored by: watts on Jan 05, '07 10:22:23AM

Be careful, Growl will occasionally start to gobble memory too. I have an application that calls Growl a lot (sometimes several hundred times an hour) and after a few hours of this GrowlHelperApp will have gobbled upwards of a gig of RAM



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See a program's memory usage in its window title
Authored by: watts on Jan 05, '07 10:37:12AM
off topic, but to avert the inevitable flames from growl lovers, http://www.bake.org/public/growlhog.png

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Understanding Activity Monitor
Authored by: chucky23 on Jan 05, '07 06:09:07PM

"after a few hours of this GrowlHelperApp will have gobbled upwards of a gig of RAM"

No. In your screenshot, GrowlHelperApp has gobbled up a bit more than 100MB of RAM.

The useful column in Activity Monitor is "Real Memory", not "Virtual Memory".



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dealing with GrowlHelperApp memory leaks
Authored by: hayne on Jan 05, '07 11:54:52AM

If you find that memory leaks with GrowlHelperApp are causing a problem, you could perhaps deal with it by writing a modified version of the AppleScript of this hint to monitor GrowlHelperApp's memory usage and to restart it when it exceeded a certain amount.

Of course this could be done for any app.
I decided not to automate the restarting of memory hogging apps since sometimes you need to finish what you are doing before restarting the app.



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