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Negative RAM Usage

  • I was playing a flash game for the past few hours, and I noticed over time the whole game was getting super laggy, despite me allocating more RAM and CPU usage on the limiters.

    I opened the GX Control window to find this gem of an early software bug:
    https://imgur.com/dnLUxMt

    After a short time (like a minute or two) it jumped straight back into the positives, but the webpage with the game got an "out of memory" error.
    https://imgur.com/4vjQL51

  • Nice try, but unfortunately imgur tells me the link is not valid. Looks like you need to try again.

  • Worked fine when I made the post. Really frustrated that an imgur link somehow died less than 24 hours after being created.

    Anyway, the image shows the RAM dial on the bottom-right, with a reading of -0.71GB, with the little bar indicating current usage going the opposite direction from the bottom (going to the right instead of to the left).

    No possible way I could effectively recreate this happening, unless I played that game for like 5 more hours. You'll just have to take my word for it. 😕

    I think it might be Flash finally showing its age with new technology. Haven't had any issues with anything else while using Opera GX.

  • Got it ... you accidentally added an extra character when you posted it. The correct URL is https://imgur.com/dnLUxMt (just dropped the last character). Will edit your original to the correct URL.

    You did say it was a Flash-based game, I would guess the Flash plug-in was not being properly accounted for in the calculation.

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