Haiku devours RAM on old computer
|Reported by:||Giova84||Owned by:||nobody|
|Has a Patch:||no||Platform:||x86|
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Well, i installed again Haiku on an old computer: an Acer Veriton 9100, which is provided with 256 MiB of DRAM. The last time which i have used Haiku on this pc, I was using Alpha 3, but due to bug #8136, i didn't used often this PC. In anyway, differently from the last time, now Haiku DEVOURS the RAM on this PC. Just opening WebPositive (also without any webpage opened) and i can see 241 MiB of ram occupied, and opening applications, take a while. Eg. opening the "About this system" take about 5 seconds. The situation is worst if i attempt to open more complex apps. Obviously i have activated the virtual memory (with auto management). But Haiku, on this computer, is almost unusable. Obviously i don't pretend that this PC should work like a dual core with 6 GiB of ram (my main pc), but, to do a comparision, Windows XP works decently on this Acer Veriton. Maybe the work on the Scheduler http://www.haiku-os.org/blog/paweł_dziepak/2013-10-21_scheduler_work_progress will help the situation?