I need of some help with a Mac book pro’s SSD storage.
Currently running Mac OS Catalina Version 10.15.4 with a flash storage drive with 121 GB of space.
For some reason, the system keeps running out of virtual memory, and when I check the storage manager it displays a lot of odd behavior.
I get this error message all the time, and it’s not possible to turn off automatically. I think though for this one, it has to do with the browser taking up a lot of space, so if I check the browser’s task manager I can see which tabs are taking up a lot of space, and I close them to free up some virtual memory space.
But the problem has more to do with the overall storage on the flash storage drive. When I open the storage manager it shows that about 50% of my disk space is going to other. That’s a lot of space.
In the screenshot above, I wish I could show the time, because I think something tricky is going on, after a half second, 15GB disappear from the other category (from the first image to the second, they were only taken a second apart). So I think my memory problems are coming from the way the OS is coded.
And often the only way to get through these memory issues is to restart the computer — which for some reason removes a lot of virtual space. I think the new SSD drives treat virtual memory almost like RAM or a cache system now days, way different than the physical disk drivers from before.
What I was wondering, is there anyone out there that can point me in the right direction or link me to some articles or tutorials on how to go about debugging this?
I currently reading up on Kernel Programming, but I bet Apple isn’t going to allow me to fix this myself.
Could anybody point me in the right direction on how to fix this?