Python PID 4213 Memory Hogging

A local install started running very slow from yesterday after a bench update.

When I do a htop from the command line, I see that the python process with PID 4213 command /home/Proman/frappe-bench/env/bin/python -m frappe.utils.bench_helper frappe schedule is eating up 50% plus of the memory and the server is crawling.

Is this unusual? How to reduce memory utilization?

same issue

Of offense, but I thought it was just me.

maybe backup schedule for the entire VM.

If you are in develop mode, stop all your processes and start again.