I am not even 100% sure if this is an issue, because
htop on macOS is known to show very high virtual memory usage. However, I never noticed
VIRT values that were so consistently high before, and I was recently experimenting with
taskpolicy usage, so I want to verify that things aren't broken.
When I run
htop, every process shows
0 for virtual memory usage, or at least
And every Safari process has >
I stumbled onto the
htop issue above, and I'm concerned about the behavior of my machine because every process has an excessively high
VIRT value, and even
top shows a total virtual memory size of
In comparison, the
htop issue above only shows a handful of processes with high virt values. Likewise, Activity Monitor isn't showing any abnormal memory usage:
Is this a bug in htop (or elsewhere)? A configuration mistake on my end? Or is it just the result of a change in how macOS calculates virtual memory?
For reference, I am currently running macOS Monterey 12.0.1 on a 2017 13" MacBook Pro.