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Bug 10220 - Memory leakage when run for long time
Memory leakage when run for long time
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Preston Brown
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Reported: 2000-03-17 10:10 EST by Tim Lundstrvm
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-03-17 10:10:14 EST
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Description Tim Lundstrvm 2000-03-17 10:10:14 EST
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.
Comment 1 Preston Brown 2000-07-13 15:22:30 EDT
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

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