Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 172143
piecewise screensaver leaks memory at ~1MB/s
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:08 EST
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #135164 +++
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20041002
Description of problem:
I noticed that memory usage of my machine had grown considerably when
I came back after the screensaver was active. It seems that the
piecewise screensaver leaks memory at about 1MB/s
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. run /usr/X11R6/lib/xscreensaver/piecewise
2. run top
3. Watch memory usage of piecewise process
Actual Results: The piecewise process starts at about 5MB, but grows
in size each time the top window refreshes. After about 10 seconds the
memory usage is up to 15MB.
-- Additional comment from email@example.com on 2004-10-15 04:37 EST --
It appears that the only place free() is done is within sweep(), but
it isn't freeing all newly allocated memory in each iteration. I will
attempt to look into it again this weekend.
In the mean time I would suggest disabling this as a default
screensaver, or removing it entirely. This is horribly inefficient
code even if it were working properly.
-- Additional comment from firstname.lastname@example.org on 2004-10-17 14:10 EST --
The same behavior is apparent in FC2's xscreensaver-4.14.
-- Additional comment from email@example.com on 2004-10-19 13:05 EST --
Should be fixed in 4.18-4.
Created attachment 120587 [details]
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 170503 ***