Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 115928
system monitor applet lies
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:36 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):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. add system monitor to panel
2. tell it to show memory usage
Says 100% of memory is full when it's not
to tell the truth
Created attachment 97726 [details]
Screen shot on what is going on
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.
Created attachment 97779 [details]
System Monitor miss reading I think
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
The latest updates from up2date fix the problem, thanks!
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!