Monday, June 11, 2007

Found this great memory stress tool -- called Safari

So I was surfing around Apple's website this afternoon and found this new Windows download called Safari.  Wondering what it is I downloaded and installed it.  Turns out it's a great memory stress tool.  Check out this screenie of it using nearly 300 megs on my Vista x64 system.

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This is great!  I was able to see how all my other apps work in low memory situations.  As useful as that is, right before I was going to write this blog entry I discovered this wonderful app also renders web pages.  Holy cow!!  This is too much.  What are those Apple guys going to think of next?

10 comments:

  1. Huh, I wonder if they ripped it off from Firefox? Obviously they improved it, though. Not even Firefox can use THAT much memory. Apple always one-ups everyone else...

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  2. Interesting, thats just about 100x as much memory as it consumes on a 32bit box! Of course if 300Mb causes a low memory condition on you box, I feel your pain man.

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  3. Impressive, it seems to start small but grow and grow. Maybe that is why Safari is supposedly faster than the other browsers by ~2x, it leaves them little memory to work with.

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  4. geee what does it do.. download the whole www and run it in memory! lol

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  5. Hehe .... Broken garbage collecor .. or javascript as bad as dojo, prototype etc ... leakholes ...all of them. Javascript is a complex topic, people coding don't know that .. so dont blame your browser provider before you checked out the webiste with a leak extension as they are av. for all modern browsers ;)


    Apart of that ... it seems to have a memory leak.

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  6. It seems to be better on a restart. Still uses quite a bit more memory than FF or IE. Wonder if the update that hit today is any better?

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  7. busby seo test caseJanuary 16, 2009 at 8:00 PM

    memory stress tool.. i like that..

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  8. Web load stress testFebruary 22, 2009 at 11:21 AM

    Safari for windows.. hehe, I don't like the whole idea of it.
    By the way, my firefox (+addons) consumes 300mb of RAM + 600mb of swap file on Windows XP SP3.

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  9. knockoff handbagsJune 15, 2009 at 4:19 PM

    By the way, my firefox (+addons) consumes 300mb of RAM + 600mb of swap file on Windows XP SP3.

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