I flashed a couple of SDs two days ago. I just noticed my machine was getting sluggish and when I checked memory Etcher was using 8.5GB.
Hi Rob, interesting, I use Etcher nearly every day but mostly close the application once I am done flashing. I will try leaving it open for a few days and see what happens, though. Can you let us know what version of Etcher you are using (click gear at top-right), and, what version of MacOS you are on please?
I’m using MacOS 11.5.2, and the Etcher 1.5.121. I think I burned two 32GB cards. I should have thought to use Xcode profiler to see if there were any hints about where the leak was!
Thanks for the detail. I will try to duplicate it…but if you happen to burn any more SD Cards, see what happens on your side as well.
I sure will! I’ve used the tool a bunch of the last few years - thanks for putting out there for free use!
Awesome! Not sure exactly how expert you at tracing down a memory leak, but if you do witness it again and use Xcode, keep in mind that Etcher is open source…you can always PR in a fix if it’s something you pinpoint and know how to resolve! (We will of course try to duplicate and pinpoint it, as well.).
Unfortunately can’t use Instruments to try to find the memory leak without restarting the app. But it did happen to me again, I believe over the course of about 24 hours but maybe more. I burned one SD. Here are the relevant screenshots. Hope they help track it down!