Subject: Re: Garbage hunting
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1999/01/05
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* "R. Toy" <>
| I think you are mistaken about CMUCL.  I've seen CMUCL grow and shrink in
| size as an application runs, at least ps and top say so.  Both the total
| size and the RSS change.

  this may be misleading.  under Linux, the VM size of the Allegro CL
  process does not decrease according to /proc/self/status even when the
  working set is greatly reduced by using SYSTEM:RESIZE-AREAS.  I was a
  little surprised by this, since ps and top and other tools report a
  decrease.  I guess it's time to trust the kernel and not various "smart"
  tools that try to provide user-friendly information.