I am using skype (skypeforlinux) in Ubuntu 16.04. I have noticed that when open 4 skype processes are active.
More specifically I have:
- 2 processes of
skypeforlinuxoccupying approximately 162 and 52 MB respectively.
- 1 process with full command:
/usr/share/skypeforlinux/skypeforlinux --type=zygote --no-sandboxoccupying 12 MB and finally
- 1 process with fully command
/usr/share/skypeforlinux/skypeforlinux --type=gpu-process --no-sandbox --supports-dual-gpus=false --gpu-driver-bug-workarounds=9,27,84 --disable-gl-extensions....(it has more than this) with 87 MB.
The final process also occupies 57MB of GPU memory according to
So, I have 4 processes summing up to 313 MB and I haven't even starting using skype yet. Is this normal behavior? Are all those processes necessary for the typical operation of skype? Could I kill some of them (I guess not but I am asking to be sure). Is there a way to reduce the memory footprint of skype anyway?