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Bug 115928 - system monitor applet lies
system monitor applet lies
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-applets (Show other bugs)
All Linux
medium Severity medium
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Assigned To: Mark McLoughlin
Mike McLean
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Blocks: FC2Blocker
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Reported: 2004-02-17 00:03 EST by Scott Sloan
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2004-02-28 01:33:47 EST
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Screen shot on what is going on (41.48 KB, image/png)
2004-02-17 00:04 EST, Scott Sloan
no flags Details
System Monitor miss reading I think (42.87 KB, image/png)
2004-02-18 01:43 EST, Scott Sloan
no flags Details

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Description Scott Sloan 2004-02-17 00:03:40 EST
Description of problem:

gnome applet system monitor reports that 100% of the memory is in use
when top shows different. picture is attached. Guessing systm monitor
applet isn't reading from the kernel correctly

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:

Very likely

Steps to Reproduce:
1. add system monitor to panel
2. tell it to show memory usage
Actual results:

Says 100% of memory is full when it's not

Expected results:

to tell the truth

Additional info:
Comment 1 Scott Sloan 2004-02-17 00:04:22 EST
Created attachment 97726 [details]
Screen shot on what is going on
Comment 2 Scott Sloan 2004-02-18 01:39:36 EST
Further investigation points to gnome's system monitor is mostly
likely at fault. When I open up system monitor and click on the access
Monitor tab, under memory System monitor is not correctly displaying
both physical (1 GB of DDR) and swap (1024 MB). If the applet is
reading the information from here, the bug lies not within the applet
but within system monitor. Following is a posted screen shot.
Comment 3 Scott Sloan 2004-02-18 01:43:42 EST
Created attachment 97779 [details]
System Monitor miss reading I think
Comment 4 Erich Hoover 2004-02-24 21:17:45 EST
I have the same problem: reproducible always.

For me it shows that I have ~100K of memory and ~10K of swap when I
have 512MB of memory (KDE reports 503.72) and 1024MB of swap (KDE
reports 1019.71).
Comment 5 Erich Hoover 2004-02-27 20:10:17 EST
The latest updates from up2date fix the problem, thanks!
Comment 6 Scott Sloan 2004-02-28 01:33:47 EST
I have been unable to confirm that this is fix since my FC2 machine 
died from a failed master harddrive. Erich says it's fix, got to 
trust the man. :) Thanks Erich for testing and reporting. :)

Good work everyone and another bug closed!

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