Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 244591
yum-updatesd leaks memory
Last modified: 2014-01-21 17:58:36 EST
Description of problem:
After running for some hours, yum-updatesd consumes a large amount of memory.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Enable yum-updatesd (enabled by default)
2. Wait for some hours
3. Start 'top' and press 'M' to sort by memory usage
After a few hours, yum-updatesd hogs about 109m (VIRT) and 66m (RES) of memory
on my system. When I restart yum-updatesd, it will again use a lot of memory
after some time.
yum-updatesd permanently allocates only a small amount of memory.
Right after start yum-updatesd does not need much memory, so it seems to be a
memory leak. I was able to confirm this bug on a second F7 installation.
I confirm this leak... yum-updatesd eat 60 mega of ram after some minutes... One
question: In the previous fedora release (core 6 for example) how much memory
I can also confirm this on F7, never "quantified" the amount it took on Core 6
as I was quick to disable it (basically due to the resource hog it was in Core 6
and the conflict it posed with Pirut and Yum CLI when it was silently fetching
On my system (x86_64) about 2:30 hours of up time, yum-updatesd was using more
than 200Mb of system memory.
I also confirm this, after about 30 mins yum-updatesd was using nearly 500Mb of
memory. As long as it was running, my system would not run a full day without a
Please test yum-updatesd from rawhide.