I had a performance issue recently, which I was able to capture in the Monitor. It looks like there was plenty of free memory, but then suddenly the graph goes red, with no real spiking.
Could this occur when the size of an apps memory pages are nearly as large as free memory? In my mind, that would lead to green-level memory usage, but would go to red every time said application did its business.
I'd like to avoid having performance hits like these, but I'm more interested in understanding the way the OS works. Thanks
update: This issue did disappear after a Chrome update and reboot. The computer + Chrome hadn't been restarted in a while before the issue occurred.