how to interpret Memory settings and relation to actual usage?

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Apple Silicon (M1) Mac' started by abccC2, Nov 5, 2021.

  1. abccC2

    abccC2 Bit Poster

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    Am running the Parallels 17 trial version on a Macbook Pro 16 inch 32GB RAM;
    As below, see that:
    a) actual RAM usage of Windows 11 is 16-17 GB;
    b) the Hardware settings of Windows 11 are set to Automatic - 4CPU's and 8GB RAM;
    c) the Optimisiation setting is set to "No Limits";

    Not sure how to interpret the settings and understand how they interact with each other to result in the Usage. Can anyone clarify?


    mac_memory_usage.png hardware_config.png windows11config.png mac_memory_usage.png hardware_config.png windows11config.png
     
  2. MichaelH63

    MichaelH63 Kilo Poster

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  3. abccC2

    abccC2 Bit Poster

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    Sorry, should have stated. Am on Monterey 12.0.1.

    Well that's super interesting... It's exactly as you say (via the KB article). So I guess it hasn't been fixed yet. (command/results below)


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    for pid in $(ps ax | grep prl_vm_app | grep -v grep | awk '{ print $1 }'); do sudo footprint -p $pid; done

    Password:

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    prl_vm_app [56480]: 64-bit Footprint: 8711 MB (16384 bytes per page)

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    Dirty Clean Reclaimable Regions Category

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    8009 MB 0 B 0 B 110 untagged ("VM_ALLOCATE")

    535 MB 0 B 0 B 1656 IOAccelerator (graphics)

    71 MB 0 B 0 B 4 MALLOC_LARGE

    32 MB 0 B 0 B 1 IOSurface

    19 MB 0 B 96 KB 128 MALLOC_MEDIUM
     

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