shrinking memory consumptions

Jim Gettys jg at
Mon Apr 2 11:31:19 EDT 2007

Seeing that GPE with serious applications runs on 64 meg (or less)
iPAQ's (a minimal environment runs fine in 16 meg) using most of the
same software stack we do (X/GTK/cairo etc.), we know we can go way
lower in our memory consumption than we are now.

We will always use more memory than a handheld like an iPAQ: the high
resolution screen does come at a cost.
                               - Jim

On Mon, 2007-04-02 at 08:41 +0200, Jens Axboe wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 01 2007, Ivan Krstić wrote:
> > Jens Axboe wrote:
> > > I'll push this patch locally upstream as well, perhaps we can use it
> > > meanwhile. 150kb is quite a bit of memory, when all you have is 128MiB
> > 
> > Thanks for your work on this. Despite Jim's (correct) warning that there
> > is lower-hanging fruit, it's savings like these that quickly add up to
> > substantial numbers. We are helped quite a bit by the decision to ship
> Yeah, I think so too.
> > with 256 MB of RAM in the production machines.
> That is definitely a good thing, but the leaner we can make it on the
> B2, the more RAM for real work will be left on the B3 and newer machines
> :-)
Jim Gettys
One Laptop Per Child

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