VB.NET memory usage / virtual memory size (big difference)
Posted on 2008-11-03
I have an application that has 100's of threads in it of the same object...
According to the task manager:
Mem Usage = 231,260K
VM Size = 1,008,692K
This is a big difference & seems quite high.. is this normal? It can't need this much memory to run...
I also notice that when I minimize the program, "Mem Usage" goes down to around 30M and slowly crawls back up but VM Size remains the same.
I find it hard to believe my application needs this much memory to run, maybe I'm wrong...
Does .NET allocate extra memory it may never use? I'm worried about a VM error down the road the way this thing is hogging resources.