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Off-Topic => Off-Topic - The Funnies => Topic started by: curaga on December 23, 2011, 06:20:39 AM

Title: Perspective on memory
Post by: curaga on December 23, 2011, 06:20:39 AM
I measured how much ram jwm used - 9.7mb - but what surprised me is that 9mb of that is my wallpaper ;)

Brings things to perspective.
Title: Re: Perspective on memory
Post by: Rich on December 23, 2011, 10:13:09 AM
That's the price of choosing "form" over "function".
Title: Re: Perspective on memory
Post by: coreplayer2 on December 23, 2011, 11:41:21 AM
9MB wallpaper??  Interesting, is that one incredibly high resolution picture or many smaller pics all loaded without being used I wonder?
Title: Re: Perspective on memory
Post by: curaga on December 24, 2011, 02:05:42 AM
1920x1200 unpacked (1920x1200x4 = 9mb), as it needs to be for X. I'm not that familiar with X, but I suppose it can be either kept in memory by X (ie. when set by hsetroot) or by the WM (when the wm is known to be running for the session).
Title: Re: Perspective on memory
Post by: Rich on December 24, 2011, 06:03:37 AM
Hi curaga
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(1920x1200x4 = 9mb)
Am I missing something? 1920x1200x4 = 9Mb (Megabits), ((1920x1200x4)/8) = ~1.2MB) (Megabytes)
Title: Re: Perspective on memory
Post by: curaga on December 25, 2011, 05:53:21 AM
It's the 4 (bytes), which already has that conversion. In bits it would be 32.
Title: Re: Perspective on memory
Post by: Rich on December 25, 2011, 07:38:08 AM
Hi curaga
Oh, I see, you are running 1920x1200x32 resolution.