Bug 247371 - Memory leak on Xorg
Memory leak on Xorg
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11 (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
low Severity low
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Assigned To: Adam Jackson
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Reported: 2007-07-08 00:42 EDT by Edmond Hui
Modified: 2008-06-16 21:49 EDT (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2008-06-16 21:49:21 EDT
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Attachments (Terms of Use)
xorg.conf and logs (36.98 KB, application/zip)
2007-07-09 19:45 EDT, Edmond Hui
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Xorg log run when no /etc/X11/xorg.conf (10.72 KB, application/zip)
2007-07-09 19:53 EDT, Edmond Hui
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unzipped log file when Xorg run w/o conf (99.36 KB, text/plain)
2007-07-10 18:25 EDT, Matěj Cepl
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from the zipped archive (90.40 KB, text/plain)
2007-07-10 18:26 EDT, Matěj Cepl
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Xorg.0.log.old (90.49 KB, text/plain)
2007-07-10 18:27 EDT, Matěj Cepl
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Xorg.20.log (90.38 KB, text/plain)
2007-07-10 18:28 EDT, Matěj Cepl
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Xorg.20.log.old (90.38 KB, text/plain)
2007-07-10 18:28 EDT, Matěj Cepl
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xorg.conf (801 bytes, text/plain)
2007-07-10 18:29 EDT, Matěj Cepl
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Description Edmond Hui 2007-07-08 00:42:04 EDT
Description of problem:

Noticed that Xorg eats up memory over time. a ps aux should ~3% mem usage and
overtime turn into +30%

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

How reproducible:

every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. login to GNOME
2. wait
Actual results:

wait 6+ hours and do a ps aux and noticed it mem usage

Expected results:

The me usage should be mostly the same before and after

Additional info:

hw is a ThinkPad t60 2623-p2u 

My Smolt id is:
Comment 1 Matěj Cepl 2007-07-09 09:15:56 EDT
Thanks for the bug report.  We have reviewed the information you have provided
above, and there is some additional information we require that will be helpful
in our diagnosis of this issue.

Please attach your X server config file (/etc/X11/xorg.conf) and X server log
file (/var/log/Xorg.*.log) to the bug report as individual uncompressed file
attachments using the bugzilla file attachment link below.

Could you please also try to run without any /etc/X11/xorg.conf whatsoever and
let X11 autodetect your display and video card? Attach to this bug
/var/log/Xorg.0.log from this attempt as well, please.

We will review this issue again once you've had a chance to attach this information.

Thanks in advance.
Comment 2 Edmond Hui 2007-07-09 19:45:43 EDT
Created attachment 158820 [details]
xorg.conf and logs

Please see the xorg.conf and logs
Comment 3 Edmond Hui 2007-07-09 19:53:45 EDT
Created attachment 158822 [details]
Xorg log run when no /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Here's the X11 log when doing init5 with no /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Comment 4 Matěj Cepl 2007-07-10 18:25:08 EDT
Created attachment 158903 [details]
unzipped log file when Xorg run w/o conf
Comment 5 Matěj Cepl 2007-07-10 18:26:53 EDT
Created attachment 158904 [details]
from the zipped archive
Comment 6 Matěj Cepl 2007-07-10 18:27:32 EDT
Created attachment 158905 [details]
Comment 7 Matěj Cepl 2007-07-10 18:28:02 EDT
Created attachment 158906 [details]
Comment 8 Matěj Cepl 2007-07-10 18:28:44 EDT
Created attachment 158907 [details]
Comment 9 Matěj Cepl 2007-07-10 18:29:45 EDT
Created attachment 158908 [details]
Comment 10 Doncho N. Gunchev 2007-09-27 09:42:38 EDT
Lately I have serious problem with X eating my memory too, top shows:

13167 root      20   0  898m 413m 3448 S  1.3 41.3   2:10.67 X

Just after logging in:
19108 mr700     20   0 47164  26m  17m S  2.9  2.7   0:01.37 kicker
18892 root      20   0  350m  15m 3868 R  5.7  1.5   0:03.89 X

After starting Firefox, text editor and a console:

18892 root      20   0  354m  19m 4488 S  0.3  1.9   0:07.82 X

I have 1G RAM, i945GM/GMS video and my hw profile is:

I use KDE + kdm. Logging out and in does not help. I have to logout, kill X11
(Ctrl+Alt+Backspace) and log in again to "fix" this. xorg.conf contains this for
my video:

Section "Device"
        VideoRam  65536 # forces memory to 64mb
        Driver      "intel"
        Identifier  "Videocard0"
        Option      "XAANoOffscreenPixmaps" "true"
        Option      "NoAccel" "false"
        Option      "DRI" "true"
        Option      "SWCursor" "false"
        Option      "XVideo" "true"
        # Option      "LinearAlloc" "6144" # Allows more memory for the
# offscreen allocator. This usually helps in situations where HDTV
# movies are required to play but not enough offscreen memory is
# usually available. Set this to 6144 for upto 1920x1080 HDTV support.
# Default 0KB (off).
        Option      "LinearAlloc" "8192"

'rpm -qf intel_drv.so' gives 'xorg-x11-drv-i810-2.1.0-1.fc7'

This has not changed for at least 3 months. I usually suspended my laptop (with
hped=disable) to RAM / DISK (sometimes), so there were periods over a week
without problems. Now, X can eat so much memory in a matter of hours.

xrestop shows:
res-base Wins  GCs Fnts Pxms Misc   Pxm mem  Other   Total   PID Identifier
1200000    36   11    0  127  162     3472K      4K   3477K 13378 KDE Desktop
3600000   277   36    1  262  121     2807K     11K   2818K 32372 Bug 247371:...
3000000   267  126    1  383  244     1045K     15K   1061K 13536 Kontact

and a few others, nothing so big. I'm trying to find what trigers it, but with
no success so far.
Comment 11 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 09:27:18 EDT
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Comment 12 Bug Zapper 2008-06-16 21:49:19 EDT
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