[G4] Memory Leak

Mel Krewall mkrewall at mac.com
Sat Nov 27 19:54:30 PST 2004

To expand just a bit on Apple's explanation...
A memory leak is, as Apple's Knowledge Base said, a result of a program 
not properly managing the machine's memory. The program allocates 
memory as needed and releases it when it is no longer needed. If the 
programmer is not careful about this, bits and pieces of memory (or 
even sometimes large amounts) are not released. The longer a program is 
used and executes the code that leaks the memory, the more of the 
system memory will be used up. In extreme cases it will be lost to the 
system even after the program quits. Most of the time the memory can be 
recovered by the system after the program is terminated. I have not 
noticed this when using Halo on my system, but I have 1 GB RAM and 
rarely play for more than an hour at a time.

"Man blames fate for other accidents, but feels personally responsible 
when he makes a hole in one."
~ Author Unknown

On Nov 27, 2004, at 9:09 PM, John Baltutis wrote:

> On 11/27/04, Kevin Willis <res19rmg at verizon.net> asked:
>> What is exactly is a memory leak?  The only app I use other than OS X
>> apps is Halo.  Could that be the culprit?
> Likewise, see <http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=30865>.
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