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Re: Does Emacs return memory to the system on Mac OS X or *BSD?

From: George Plymale II
Subject: Re: Does Emacs return memory to the system on Mac OS X or *BSD?
Date: Wed, 10 May 2017 12:09:36 -0400

> I didn't say that it's what happens.  I just pointed out that if this
> happens, then the answer to your question would be a resounding "yes"
> even though I'm pretty sure you wouldn't be satisfied with the
> actual behavior.

Ok, thanks for the clarification.

> If it's a single 1GB chunk, it'll most likely be returned (tho there are
> unlucky build-configurations where that might happen, and I believe such
> situation has unwittingly been in common use for Emacs-25.1 under
> GNU/Linux, IIUC).

Thanks for the information; that's good to know.

> In the reddit thread, the 1.5GB is completely unexplained, so it's hard
> to say anything intelligent about it.

Actually, the author stated in a another post,
in reply to the parent of the linked thread, that he is running on Linux
and had been doing some heavy duty web scraping via EWW and had some
PDFs open.

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