Bug 1486941 - gnome-software background service allocated a huge amount of memory, crashed system
Summary: gnome-software background service allocated a huge amount of memory, crashed ...
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-software
Version: 26
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Richard Hughes
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2017-08-30 20:52 UTC by AsciiWolf
Modified: 2018-05-29 12:24 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2018-05-29 12:24:00 UTC
Type: Bug

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gnome-software gapplication-service threads with 9.6G allocated memory (331.50 KB, image/jpeg)
2017-08-30 20:52 UTC, AsciiWolf
no flags Details
journalctl --user --since=today | grep gnome-software (972.38 KB, text/plain)
2017-10-18 06:28 UTC, Botond Dénes
no flags Details

System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
GNOME Bugzilla 791033 0 Normal RESOLVED gnome-software background service allocated a huge amount of memory, crashed system 2020-11-18 05:28:58 UTC

Description AsciiWolf 2017-08-30 20:52:30 UTC
Created attachment 1320297 [details]
gnome-software gapplication-service threads with 9.6G allocated memory

Description of problem:
After running dnf uninstall, my system suddenly became very slow and after a few seconds completely frozen. After a few minutes, I managed to switch to tty3, log in, run htop and see what caused the issue. See the attached screenshot.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run dnf install/uninstall/upgrade/etc.

Additional info:
This happened to me twice. First time it was during dnf install and resulted in broken rpm db that could not be fixed without an OS reinstall. Second time was now, after dnf uninstall. Fortunately, this time it happened after the dnf operation was done. Unfortunately, I was not able to get any relevant logs.

Comment 1 AsciiWolf 2017-09-16 10:58:44 UTC
It happened to me again, few seconds after uninstalling an application (HandBrake) using GNOME Software. Fortunately, rpm db survived. What is weird is that "gjs" started crashing after this happened and keeps crashing after a reboot, when I try to type something in the GNOME Activities Overview. I had the exact same issue with gjs last month, but some update fixed it, now it's happening again.

Comment 2 Botond Dénes 2017-10-18 06:28:31 UTC
Created attachment 1340004 [details]
journalctl --user --since=today | grep gnome-software

Comment 3 Botond Dénes 2017-10-18 06:30:11 UTC
It happened to me too. gnome-software-service was consuming 57GB and rapidly acquiring more (about 0.5GB/s) until an OOM crash. I didn't do any dnf operations in the last 12 hours. See logs attached above.

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