[CentOS] gigantic memory leak in Clock Applet...
fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us
Sun Jan 6 14:55:11 UTC 2013
On Sun, Jan 06, 2013 at 06:33:07AM -0500, ken wrote:
> Also running an up-to-date 5.8 but with just 2G of RAM, clock-applet
> consumes the following:
> PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND
> 4133 me 15 0 29568 3748 2944 S 0.0 0.2 190:51.33 clock-applet
> My uptime at the moment is coming on 68 days. Over time the %CPU field
> may flicker up to 0.3 or even 0.7, but the RES column and others are
> steady at the numbers you see. I should add that all Preferences which
> we'd expect to consume more resources (e.g., display seconds, 12-hour
> time) are on.
> Do you use evolution?
no, I have never found it to my liking.
> KDE, Gnome, or other WM?
> On 01/04/2013 05:11 PM fred smith wrote:
> > I've discovered recently that something on my Centos 5.8 box (up to date)
> > is hogging a ton of RAM.
> > so a little while ago I sat and watched top for a while. it showed
> > (sorry, I didn't take screen shots or write this down, so the numbers
> > are a bit rough) that out of 8 gigs of swap, around 2 1/2 was in use,
> > and all the RAM (except for the little the kernel keeps for itself)
> > was in use (it's got 4 gigs).
> > this might not sound bad, but there's hardly ever anything big running
> > on this box, it's just my home desktop machine used mostly for web
> > browsing/music/email and similar.
> > so, watching top run for a while I could eventually make out that
> > something had "1.6g" flashing in the "RES" column. slowing the refresh
> > a little I saw that it was "clock applet". so I killed the clock applet
> > and restarted it, then clock applet showed "11m" in the "RES" column,
> > and the unused RAM was suddenly like a gig and 3/4, or so, and the
> > swap used slowly started dropping while the free ram began being used up,
> > as it normally should.
> > as I continue to watch it run (10-15 mins later) I can see that clock
> > applet is now showing 14m in the RES column, so it's still growing.
> > Is anyone else seeing the clock applet hogging (tons of tiny leaks, I
> > assume) RAM needlessly?
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