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Re: How much memory to debug Emacs nowadays?

From: Manuel Giraud
Subject: Re: How much memory to debug Emacs nowadays?
Date: Fri, 01 Dec 2023 21:01:21 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13)

Eli Zaretskii <> writes:


> Something on your side, I'd say.  Just starting "emacs -Q" under GDB
> takes only between 100MB and 130MB (depending on whether Emacs is
> built without or with native-compilation) of memory for GDB on my
> system.  (This is GDB 13.1, but I doubt that the GDB version could
> matter that much.)

Thanks, that is reassuring.

> Does GDB allocate memory right at the beginning, or when you do
> something specific in Emacs?  Also, do you invoke "emacs -Q" from GDB
> or do you run Emacs with all your customizations?

No I did a "set args -Q".  It starts to allocate lot of memory when I
call "run".
Manuel Giraud

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