Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 10220
Memory leakage when run for long time
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:54 EDT
If you have the X-server running for long periods of time it slowly grows
in memory-consumption. The growth rate is low and only noticable if you run
X for several weeks.
I have noticed this behavior in XFree86 3.3.5.
this is most likely due actually to programs that you are using. Some programs
allocate pixmaps in the the server and then never free them up. This causes the
server to grow in size.
XScreenSaver is a frequent culprit. There is no real fix for this on the