Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Memory Consumer

I just found out that there was an application which consumes more CPU resources than Firefox. It's KTorrent, a bittorrent client. Here's the output of top which list the most hunger applications:

6461 willysr 15 0 98.4m 33m 15m S 48.5 6.7 155:06.02 ktorrent
3186 willysr 15 0 232m 111m 20m S 17.0 22.2 107:33.99 firefox-bin

It consumes almost 50% of the CPU resources. I was quite surprised with this result, since i never thought that this small application will be that greedy, regarding the resources. Well, never underestimate things. That's what i learn from this event