Troubleshooting server memory leaks

Ross Vandegrift ross at
Sun Dec 6 11:24:44 PST 2009

On Sat, Nov 28, 2009 at 08:28:30PM +0100, Dennis J. wrote:
> Same here. After a long-running session I can close all applications yet X 
> still swallows almost 2gb of ram. Xrestop shows a usage of less than 30mb 
> at that moment.

If you're hitting the same bug I am, then it appears to be caused by
clients that create cursors.  Julien Cristau noted on my Debian bug
report that a cursor-related leak may be fixed in 1.7.

I run E17 and my theme has customized cursors.  I disabled that, and
my X server has been running at 33MiB for almost 24 hours.

Ross Vandegrift
ross at

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