[Pkg-haskell-maintainers] Bug#766738: Request to Join Project pkg-haskell from Daniel Gröber (dxld-guest)

Gard Spreemann gspreemann at gmail.com
Sun Oct 26 11:20:01 UTC 2014

Hi again.

On Saturday 25. October 2014 19:20:27 Joachim Breitner wrote:
> Am Samstag, den 25.10.2014, 18:45 +0200 schrieb Gard Spreemann:
> > I should have made this clearer, but I haven't actually checked yet. The
> > changelog for 5.0.0 does, however, say "ghc-mod consumes much less memory
> > than ghc-mod-4.1". I'll try to get it tested soon.
> ok, please do.

I've checked now. The situation with is much better: For me, RSS is 
around 150 MB per file. With 4.1.2-2 it was about 300-500 MB. For me, and 
others on relatively low end systems, this is could be the difference between 
"annoying but acceptable" and "useless".

For the record: I don't know what the situation was with 3.x, but it I doubt 
it used a lot of memory - at least I didn't notice it.

[Off topic: Does anybody know why it's necessary to spawn a new ghc-modi 
process for every open file? I'm sure upstream has a good reason since the 
memory usage is a known problem, but I'm curious…]

Gard Spreemann <gspreemann at gmail.com>

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