X Server: abused or buggy?

Ross Burton ross at burtonini.com
Tue Dec 9 08:41:07 PST 2008

On Tue, 2008-12-09 at 16:08 +0000, John Tapsell wrote:
> 2008/12/9 Alan Cox <alan at lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk>:
> >> Why should it be a KDE bug if the X server is leaking memory?  I used to
> >
> > The KDE app told X to cache all those pixmaps. X is just doing what it
> > was asked to. The alternative would be that it decided to kill off that
> > client for being dumb.
> There seems to be a little bit of confusion here.  It seems to me that
> Oscar is saying that the memory usage of X remains high even after
> closing Okular.  Even if Okular told X to cache those pixmaps,
> shouldn't they be fully released after Okular quits?

Sounds a lot like heap fragmentation to me.

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