Jabref requests at start 0.1TB virtual memory and uses 600MB RAM. As a comparison reference, my whole system has a 200GB SSD for two operational systems with approx 20GB free space at the moment. Even though VIRT seemingly does not equal RAM + swap space, I find this value alarming. The 600MB RAM usages is also kind of borderline to me, but it is not an issue yet.
I’ve just started to use JabRef and I’ve got 620 entries in my database, which could increase by a magnitude in a short time. I am also afraid how much the RAM usage will increase once my database is extended. I feel that jabref is slow, the web searches often just hang, and my computer is also slowed down when JabRef is opened.
All in all, first I would like to get some feedback from others, whether they also experience such high memory usage.
Second I would like to know whether it could be a version specific problem, which will be fixed in the next release/build,
Third, whether there are ways to improve its memory consumption and performance by some user settings.
PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND 27933 zoltan 20 0 0,101t 594,6m 152,6m S 5,3 7,5 0:59.35 JabRef
Jabref version info:
JabRef 5.0--2020-03-06--2e6f433 Linux 4.15.0-96-generic amd64 Java 13.0.2