I've been running a `wget' process for probably a week now in the background on my Linux box. It's taking up roughly 184MB of memory total (RAM + swap), and was wondering if this was a possible memory leak issue (as with 1.5.x, I forget the version exactly), or if this was a function of some data that wget is storing internally (perhaps the log file itself is loaded into RAM and not just dumped to disk--that's my best guess). If the latter, is there an option for wget that will tell it to use less memory, or cut itself off after a certain point, or some such thing? It's reasonable to expect that 184 megs would be used after a week on a cable modem mirroring a site, but I'd like to know what all that RAM is doing
! (Googling `wget memory' references an old leak from 2001, and `wget 1.8.2 memory' and variations on that theme render no useful links.)
Thanks in advance for your time and reply.