I’m not sure where this thread is supposed to go (which explains my programs are so bad, ha) but the output of ‘nvidia-smi’ tells me that I’m at 303 MB of 1023 MB. The only thing is, this is an idle system and it’s never been this high before.
I’m using Arch Linux, kernel 3.9.9-1, and my GPU is a GTX 460 with driver version 319.32.
I am using the nvidia-settings control to override anisotropic filtering and to enhance antialiasing. These are both at max but this is nothing new for me, I’ve been doing this whole time and my idle usage has never been so high.
I’m using the Gnome 3 shell with plug-ins. Could plug-ins honestly be eating up this much RAM? Because I can start up my system, use the plug-ins and the usage won’t go up. It seems like with time the GPU RAM will fluctuate between 300 and 400 MB. Are these memory leaks written by poorly-constructed code? Because I’m not even sure how many of the average programs I use are OpenGL heavy.
Currenly I have Chromium, psensor, gedit, terminator and Clementine all running on top of base processes. Plus the shell and the plug-ins and the nVidia enhancements.