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Sublime text using tons of ram

#1

I have sublime text build 3170 and I have only two files open. One is almost empty, and the other is only about 100 lines. However, when I keep it open for more than a few minutes, it quickly eats up all the ram, starting to use lots of swap space. This not only makes the editor really slow, having a large delay on even typing letters, but also slows down the rest of the OS too. The highest I’ve seen the memory usage be (ram + swap in Activity Monitor) is 16GB before I quit the app.

I’m running sublime text version 3.1 build 3170 on MacOS 10.13.4

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#2

I bet you’re also using some plugins no?

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#3

does https://www.sublimetext.com/docs/3/revert.html make a difference?
do you have a folder open? is it being indexed?

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#4

I think it’s fixed now. Having a large portion of your disk open as a folder is bad for memory usage. Thank you.

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#5

Yes, creating a list of every file and folder uses memory to store each file path in memory, and then it will start working on indexing the contents of all of those files, which will add to memory usage also.

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#6

Out of curiosity how big (in files and folders) was the folder you had open in Sublime? 16G seems an awful lot of memory use, I’ve never seen that

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#7

What do you mean “having a folder open”? I’m seeing really large memory usage also, and I’m guessing that is the cause from reading above, but I don’t know how to fix it. Sublime 3.2.1 on OSX 10.14.4.

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#8

It means having it added to the side bar. To power Goto Anything, we need a list of every file in the folders added to the side bar to allow users to quickly filter the file list.

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#9

Thanks. I don’t think I use that feature right now. At least View -> Side Bar shows the hide option grayed out. Goto anything only shows currently opened files. Is there a list of what has been added to the side bar, in case something is going on in the background? Sublime is using 3.5GB of memory for about 100K of 10 open files. No CPU usage right now.

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#10

Can you paste your console contents? The only way I could imagine such ram usage is if you have a file open from an extremely large git repo with an extremely high number of untracked or modified files.

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#11

OK, my git repo has 4 files uncommited and none untracked.
Trying to post console, but it is too big (40K) and getting an error that new users are only allowed two links. This is the end with using gpu buffer repeats collapsed
Package Control: Installing 1 upgrades
ignored packages updated to: [“SideBarEnhancements”, “Vintage”]
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reloading settings Packages/User/Package Control.sublime-settings
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Package Control: Upgraded SideBarEnhancements to 5.0.34
ignored packages updated to: [“Vintage”]
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reloading /Users/garyunderwood/deid/java-app/data/resynthesis/code/ReplacementEngine.py
using gpu
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git: tracking working dir /Users/garyunderwood/deid
using gpu
reloading /Users/garyunderwood/corpora/musc-version2/afterUnify-small/105380247.xml
using gpu
reloading /Users/garyunderwood/corpora/musc-version2/afterUnify/188058661.xml
using gpu
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reloading /Users/garyunderwood/corpora/musc-version2/afterUnify/107110345.xml
using gpu
reloading /Users/garyunderwood/deid/java-app/data/resynthesis/code/ReplacementEngine.py
using gpu
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reloading /Users/garyunderwood/deid/java-app/log/ListOfRuns.txt
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reloading /Users/garyunderwood/deid/java-app/data/resynthesis/code/ReplacementEngine.py
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using gpu
reloading /Users/garyunderwood/corpora/musc-version2/resynthAfterUnify/107110345.deid.resynthesis.txt
using gpu
reloading /Users/garyunderwood/corpora/musc-version2/resynthAfterUnifyUnicodeCleanClock/188556102.clock.xml
using gpu
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reloading /Users/garyunderwood/corpora/musc-version2/xmlAfterResynthNoClock/105380247.xml
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reloading /Users/garyunderwood/corpora/musc-version2/xmlAfterResynthNoClock/105380247.xml
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reloading /Users/garyunderwood/corpora/musc-version2/xmlAfterResynthNoClock/179441281.xml
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using gpu
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using gpu
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using gpu
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reloading /Users/garyunderwood/corpora/musc-version2/xmlAfterResynthFixedWithClockOutputsFinal/167117708.xml
reloading /Users/garyunderwood/corpora/musc-version2/xmlAfterResynthFixedWithClockOutputsFinal/167117708.xml
reloading /Users/garyunderwood/corpora/musc-version2/xmlAfterResynthFixedWithClockOutputsFinal/167117708.xml
using gpu
reloading /Users/garyunderwood/corpora/musc-version2/xmlAfterResynthFixedWithClockOutputsFinal/167117708.xml
using gpu
reloading /Users/garyunderwood/corpora/musc-version2/xmlAfterResynthFixedWithClockOutputsFinalResults/154679918.annot
reloading /Users/garyunderwood/corpora/musc-version2/xmlAfterResynthFixedWithClockOutputsFinalResults/167117708.original.txt
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reloading /Users/garyunderwood/corpora/musc-version2/redo/tempOut/200065927.xml
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reloading /Users/garyunderwood/corpora/musc-version2/redo/tempOut/200065927.xml
reloading /Users/garyunderwood/corpora/musc-version2/redo/tempOut/200065927.xml
reloading /Users/garyunderwood/corpora/musc-version2/redo/tempOut/200065927.xml
using gpu
Unable to open /Users/garyunderwood/Library/Application Support/Sublime Text 3/Packages/Default/Preferences.sublime-settings
using gpu
reloading /Users/garyunderwood/corpora/musc-version2/redo/xmlAfterResynthWithClock2/201385392.xml
reloading /Users/garyunderwood/corpora/musc-version2/redo/xmlAfterResynthWithClock2/201385392.annot
Unable to open /Users/garyunderwood/Library/Application Support/Sublime Text 3/Packages/SideBarEnhancements/Side Bar.sublime-settings
Unable to open /Users/garyunderwood/Library/Application Support/Sublime Text 3/Packages/User/Side Bar.sublime-settings
reloading /Users/garyunderwood/corpora/musc-version2/redo/xmlAfterResynthWithClock2/201385392.deid.resynthesis.txt
using gpu
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reloading /Users/garyunderwood/corpora/musc-version2/redo/t2ChangedOut/201385392.annot
using gpu

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#12

This is some of the beginning:
startup, version: 3207 osx x64 channel: stable
executable: /Applications/Sublime Text.app/Contents/MacOS/Sublime Text
working dir: /
packages path: /Users/garyunderwood/Library/Application Support/Sublime Text 3/Packages
state path: /Users/garyunderwood/Library/Application Support/Sublime Text 3/Local
zip path: /Applications/Sublime Text.app/Contents/MacOS/Packages
zip path: /Users/garyunderwood/Library/Application Support/Sublime Text 3/Installed Packages
ignored_packages: [“Vintage”]
pre session restore time: 0.321404
using gpu
startup time: 0.54662
git: tracking working dir /Users/garyunderwood/deid
environment variables loaded using: /bin/bash -l
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plugins loaded
Package Control: Exported certificate: Common Name: UCA Global Root, Organization: UniTrust, Country: CN
Package Control: Exported certificate: Common Name: DST Root CA X3, Organization: Digital Signature Trust Co.

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#13

I’m curious if the issue is resolved by resetting to a fresh state - https://www.sublimetext.com/docs/3/revert.html.

I see lots of instances of using gpu - did you trim that message in any way? Are you opening and closing lots of windows?

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