[PD] pd eating memory

Enrique Erne pd at mild.ch
Sat Nov 5 14:31:34 CET 2005

On Nov 5, 2005, at 2:02 PM, Mathieu Bouchard wrote:
> On Sat, 5 Nov 2005, Enrique Erne wrote:
>> On Nov 5, 2005, at 12:55 PM, Mathieu Bouchard wrote:
>>> On Sat, 5 Nov 2005, Enrique Erne wrote:
>>>> now something I'm little bit more concerned: I've seen (activity
>>>> monitor) that pd needs more and more memory. it starts about 2.7 MB 
>>>> and
>>>> without doing anything it just increases about 20kb/second . after 
>>>> two
>>>> hours it took about 150 MB memory and was still increasing. this 
>>>> happens
>>>> on osx 10.3.9 using miller's pd without any patches or libs is this 
>>>> a
>>>> bug ? do you have the same behavior ?
>>> Which half of PureData is causing the problem? Is it "pd" all 
>>> lowercase
>>> (server) or "Pd" capitalized (client) ?
>> it's the lowercase "pd" , which is going up and up. now it's over 317 
>> MB .
>> wonder what happen when it reaches the limit.
> When it reaches the limit it surely just crashes. Depending on what 
> your
> limit is, it'll swap a lot before reaching the limit.
> I can't test it myself because I don't have a mac.
> I would suggest running Valgrind but it's a Linux-only program. What 
> would
> be a good equivalent to that on OSX? There's a neat program called 
> "Shark"
> on the Developer Tools CD, but I don't recall whether it can detect 
> memory
> leaks.
I'm not familiar with that, actually I'm not familiar with 
c-programming compiling etc.

> Which version of Miller's pd exactly??

It is Pd version 0.39-1 compiled for Macintosh.
on OS X 10.3.9

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