Hi Phil, that function only reports available memory.

Hi Rick,

My application, the Time Saver's Toolbox, has a clipboard manager, and upon
loading the app, I load the existing archive of "clips" into memory.
Currently for example, the app is using 37 megabytes of system ram.
You are right, on-demand loading seems to be the only way i can have some
control over memory consumption.
Luckily I had enough foresight to keep a list of clips and their timestamp
without the data, so i can load that instead of the clips.

Thanks guys ...


On Sun, Jan 17, 2021 at 12:20 PM Rick Harrison via use-livecode <
use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote:

> Hi Tom,
>
> Garbage Collection and releasing memory is not an
> easy problem to solve.  It would be better to try to
> figure out why your application is chewing up so
> much memory on load.
>
> Load times can be improved by only loading in
> stuff that you absolutely need to access at the
> moment to display to your user.  If you can stall
> loading things until idle you may be able to smooth
> out performance.  This is usually things like trying
> to load tons of images all at once for a game etc.
>
> On the plus side, the fact that memory use drops
> down after load to under 100 mb is good.
>
> If you are using a lot of images, are they part of
> the stack or are you trying to load them after the
> program is running?
>
> Lots of things affect performance.  Try to think
> of what might be hampering that.
>
> Good luck!
>
> Rick
>
>
>
> > On Jan 16, 2021, at 2:31 PM, Tom Glod via use-livecode <
> use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> >
> > Hi Folks,
> >
> > I'm finding my application does a nice job to unload data from memory,
> but
> > it takes a while for that to happen.  When the initial load of the
> > application occurs, the memory consumption is quite high if there is lots
> > of data to be loaded (1 GB+).
> >
> > But after a while, the used ram drops down to under 100 mb as the
> > application run in the background, after which the application swaps is
> > only the data I am accessing.
> >
> > Can I trigger that memory release manually? (Maybe its another mechanism
> > and not GC?!)
> >
> > TIA
> >
> >
> > Tom Glod
> > Founder & Developer
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