I was talking with a colleague about my previous blog post on memory utilization in Magento and he noted that I had not taken into account backend tasks. Which he was right about. So I decided to take a second look at the memory usage from the point of view of the admin UI.
But before we do that, let the caveats begin! Firstly, this was with the sample Magento dataset. Second, there were no additional modules (beyond Aoe_Scheduler and Alanstormdotcom_Systemsearch). Third, just because these numbers show low usage does NOT mean you should drop memory_limit down to 32MB.
Read the previous post to see the methodology.
Reindexing All Indexes
Saving a Bundled Product
Saving a Simple Product