Memory leak in X server?
philipp_subx at redfish-solutions.com
Thu Mar 1 11:56:47 PST 2007
Daniel Stone wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 01, 2007 at 11:51:23AM -0700, Philip Prindeville wrote:
>> I noticed that the longer that goes on, the more memory my
>> X server ends up taking (growing past 1GB after a couple
>> of weeks):
>> PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND
>> 30485 root 5 -10 252m 56m 14m S 5.5 6.0 265:26.68 Xorg
>> There's not a lot of customization in my xorg.conf file.
>> Is this a known issue? Are there any extensions that are
>> suspect I could disable?
> Note that only 56MB is used by the X server, whereas the rest is gone
> in mmap()ed video memory, et al. Usually the memory consumption is
> caused by runaway clients (read: Firefox). You can install xrestop to
> find any overly greedy clients.
> : Wildly inaccurate measurement, even so.
I closed out Firefox (18.104.22.168-1.fc5) but even so, xrestop showed
less memory usage, but not "top":
PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND
30485 root 5 -10 249m 53m 12m S 4.3 5.6 294:37.48 Xorg
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