Chrome sucks

ps -e -m -o user,pid,args,%mem,rss | grep Chrome | perl -ne 'print "$1\n" if / (\d+)$/' | ( x=0;while read line; do (( x += $line )); done; echo $((x/1024)) );
How much memory is chrome sucking?
Sample Output
1111

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2013-05-07 22:50:44

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What Others Think

Not accurate. This command adds the RSS for each process, but in reality there is much overlap since chrome uses fork. Think of a Venn diagram - this command adds the area of each circle, but this counts the overlap multiple times. To see chrome's memory consumption, just enter the address "about:memory". Also, on my box the grep doesn't work because the process is "chrome" not "Chrome" (fixed by giving grep the "-i" option).
dstahlke · 280 weeks and 4 days ago
awk power ;) ps aux | awk '/chrome/ {m+=$6}END{print m/1024}';
DaSheep · 280 weeks and 3 days ago
These are both incorrect. They both have very different output but I don't have chrome running!
techie · 280 weeks and 2 days ago

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