Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 231743
yum-updatesd has atrocious memory leak?
Last modified: 2014-01-21 17:57:46 EST
Description of problem:
I noticed that yum-updatesd goes totally out of control and gobbles up a lot of
memory lately. E.g. it's currently registered as using 139MB of memory according
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. enable yum-updatesd
*** Bug 232411 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
We observe similar behavior in yum-updatesd-3.0.5-1.fc6 on i386. The yum-
updatesd process grows by approx 6MB on every run_interval cycle. This behavior
is consistent among several machines over a twenty-four hour period.
Last week's update to yum-3.0.5-2.fc6 and yum-updatesd-3.0.5-2.fc6 did not
alleviate the problem. Also, why did the update not remove yum-3.0.5-1.fc6 and
I've noticed the same thing. yum-3.0.5-1.fc6 and yum-updatesd-3.0.5-1.fc6
didn't go away... I've got both the 3.0.5 and 3.0.6 packages. Top's
sort-by-memory view is scary:
PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND
2923 root 15 0 596m 327m 4748 S 0 32.8 0:15.47 yum-updatesd
I have a gig of memory... why is yum-updatesd taking 1/3rd of my system memory?
I've seen it go up to 40 percent. This needs to be addressed!
I've removed the 3.0.5 versions, and made sure the 3.0.6 packages verify... I'll
keep this bug posted as to if that helps solve the terrible memory consumption.
Yesterday's updates to yum-3.0.6-1.fc6 and yum-updatesd-3.0.6-1.fc6 have not
alleviated the memory leak. The yum-updatesd process still leaks approx 6MB on
every run_interval cycle. Once again, the RPM package did not remove the
All the comments seem to be against the FC6 version of yum but I opened the bug
against the F7 version. This seems to be behaving a whole lot better than it
used to. As this is blocking F7 more feedback on the current usage of
yum-3.1.7-2.fc7 or above would be nice so that this bug could potentially be closed.