Reading a large number of samples generates an enormous amount of inactive memory (max 6.0.8 / osx 10.8.2 / 4GB mem).
In the process, 416 sound files are loaded, which occupy 580MB disk space. Before starting, the inactive memory reads 142 MB. Upon completion it has gone up to 923 MB. With the purge command it goes down to 190 MB. Polybuffer at that point reports 768 MB of memory used. The two images show the before and after states.
What to think of this?
As an aside, instead of reading the content of the buffer in one go I have to read them one by one, if not max becomes unresponsive as long as it busy with this task.