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The simplest hello world C program use about 300K RSS memory.
Others memory is for C runtime library. While Lua interpreter 
use 1M RSS memory. 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "tsong chong" <>
To: "Lua list" <>
Sent: Tuesday, November 14, 2006 6:59 PM
Subject: Re: Lua need 1M memory?

> hi Jason,
> I think it might not be lua interpreter's problem, but up to the
> platform and C compiler.
> If no lua library is loaded, lua interpreter only use 920KB mem on my machine.
> If io is loaded, the number changed to 940KB -- only 20KB more
> but the simplest helloword program written in C will take 876KB.
> If you are using some embeded system, maybe you can just have a try.
> And please kindly post your result if possible :-)
> Regards,
> Tsong Chong
> 在 06-11-14,jason zhang<> 写道:
>> Hi,
>> I build a Lua5.1 interpreter in Linux, without any library. From the
>> /proc/pid/status,
>> It show that the Lua interpreter use about 1M RSS memory. Is this the
>> minimum memory usage of Lua?
>> Is there anyway to reduce it?
>> Regards,
>> Jason
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