Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 201536
Xvfb leaks memory
Last modified: 2008-08-02 19:40:34 EDT
Description of problem:
When Xvfb is used it leaks memory.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. start Xvfb
/usr/bin/Xvfb :1 -screen 0 1024x768x8 -nolisten inet6 -fp unix/:7100 &
2. export DISPLAY=:1.0
3. In a loop start the following command an kill it with Ctrl c:
Memory usage of process Xfvb constandly goes up.
Memory usage should not always increase.
On a system generating lots of pictures I saw Xvfb using nearly 2GB of memory
after approx. 10 days.
Created attachment 133716 [details]
A picture to reproduce memory leak in Xvfb
Fedora Core 5 is no longer supported, please, could you reproduce this bug with
the updated version of the currently supported distribution (Fedora Core 6, or
Fedora 7, or Rawhide)? If this issue turns out to still be reproducible, please
let us know in this bug report. If after a month's time we have not heard back
from you, we will have to close this bug as CANTFIX/INSUFFICIENT_DATA.
Setting status to NEEDINFO, and awaiting information from the reporter.
Thanks in advance.
No information requested was provided, so I close this bug as INSUFFICIENT_DATA.
Reporter, if you could, please, reopen with additional information.