[CentOS] gigantic memory leak in Clock Applet...

Sun Jan 6 11:33:07 UTC 2013
ken <gebser at mousecar.com>


Also running an up-to-date 5.8 but with just 2G of RAM, clock-applet 
consumes the following:

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?

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?