Note: Mac OS X 10.4.9 seems to fix the bug described here.
pmTool, the process run by Activity Monitor to actually collect stats, appears to leak memory. If I leave Activity Monitor running for a good period of time, when I check up on it
pmTool is often using over 100MiB of Real Memory.
I just checked my laptop,
pmTool was using over 100MiB of Real Memory. Right now on my desktop it’s using 41MiB of Real Memory, but I don’t remember how long it’s been running for. I also believe a good deal of memory is currently paged out.
After checking up on it,
pmTool on my desktop has a Private Memory size of 91MiB.
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Well, it took me a while to track down, but if you’ve ever needed documentation on the Rez file format, you want the Building and Managing programs in MPW manual from developer.apple.com.
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Yesterday evening I went and picked my new Intel iMac back up. It finally arrived monday (after a stop over in Alaska due to UPS mis-sorting it), and had a display problem in Front Row. So I took it in to get it repaired. That evening I discovered consumermachine.com which described my problem exactly and determined that it was a software issue. So I cancelled the repair and got the machine back yesterday.
Anyway, the machine is pretty sweet. It’s blazing fast and, luckily, World of Warcraft went Universal yesterday so I could try it out. I can’t turn everything up and have it be smooth, but I can turn the graphics settings higher than I could on my Desktop.
You can find pictures of it being unpacked here.
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Well, I went ahead and ordered myself a brand new MacBook Pro. It’s scheduled to ship in “Feburary”. This is going to be the first computer that I bought myself. It’s also going to be something like 10x faster than my current 1GHz 17” AlBook.
I’ll post another update once it arrives.
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