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Constant 6 GB+ Ram Usage on MacOS
08-07-2020, 10:46 PM
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Exclamation Constant 6 GB+ Ram Usage on MacOS
After starting around 100 MB, WhatPulse memory usage grows continuously and often reaches 6 GB+ of RAM on MacOS. This occurs when WhatPulse is only running in the background.

Version: 2.8.4 (same occurs in 2.9b1)
macOS Catalina 10.15.6


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08-11-2020, 04:02 PM
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RE: Constant 6 GB+ Ram Usage on MacOS
I just looked in my Macs activity window. For it uses only 60MB of RAM... strange
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08-12-2020, 04:02 PM
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RE: Constant 6 GB+ Ram Usage on MacOS
Interesting. RAM Usage starts around 100 MB on starting for me and continues climbing and it can reach 6GB+.

What version of WhatPulse/macOS are you using?
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08-14-2020, 08:47 AM
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RE: Constant 6 GB+ Ram Usage on MacOS
How long did your machine run until those numbers came up?
For me it happens over time, when the machine runs for days and has a lot of network traffic, it just builds up - like a memory leak... (linux) -- I've written a script that kills and restarts the client because I don't want it to destroy my SSD by swapping too much. Such an event occurs every few days (at least once a week) with me on a 24/7 machine.

Sometimes the client hangs entirely and then heavily builds up RAM usage, that is the case - but only sometimes - when I open up the laptop from sleep or when I do a docker-compose build.
I suspect (virtual) network interfaces appearing and disappearing too fast/frequent.
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08-14-2020, 06:08 PM
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RE: Constant 6 GB+ Ram Usage on MacOS
WhatPulse RAM usage increases by about 1 GB every two days. It definitely looks like a constant memory leak. I restart the client about once a week but the memory constantly builds up when running.

I do use a VPN at all times if that has any effect.
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09-06-2020, 04:39 PM (This post was last modified: 09-06-2020 04:40 PM by dkuebric.)
Post: #6
RE: Constant 6 GB+ Ram Usage on MacOS
I came here to report the same thing—I now make sure to restart WP daily in order to keep it <1GB.

WP 2.8.3 / OSX 10.10.5 and, on a separate machine, WP 2.8.4 / OSX 10.15.6 .

(No VPN in my case)
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09-06-2020, 08:52 PM
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RE: Constant 6 GB+ Ram Usage on MacOS
I've employed the same solution - daily restarts of WhatPulse which resets the memory usage to a more reasonable ~ 100 MB. After restarting, the memory usage inevitably steadily increases.
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