Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 249655
System Monitor shows wrong values after kernel update to 126.96.36.199-27.fc7
Last modified: 2008-06-16 21:58:09 EDT
Description of problem:
After recent kernel update (188.8.131.52-27.fc7) System Monitor 2.18.2 in Gnome
shows wrong values in Memory field. Previous kernel showed correct values. To be
more precise those values are extremely low now (like OpenOffice using about
0.5MB of ram) and for most applications it shows just zero. Here is screenshot
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Use kernel 184.108.40.206-27.fc7
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Open System Monitor
2.Open few "heavy" applications.
3.Watch memory values in Memory field.
Values are incorrect (too low or just zero).
Values are correct.
Same thing happens with the newest kernel-220.127.116.11-33.fc7.
Same thing happens with latest kernel-18.104.22.168-41.fc7.
I can confirm Comment #2
I'm reviewing this bug as part of the kernel bug triage project, an attempt to
isolate current bugs in the fedora kernel.
I can reproduce this but I don't think its a bug. For example, if I make some
changes to a word document (import an image for example) the memory requirements
increase respective to what is being used. You can also view various types of
memory (virtual, shared etc) by checking the boxes under Edit>Preferences>Processes.
I'm re-assigning to the gnome-system-monitor folks to see if they wish to add
anything but suggest this be closed NOTABUG. I certainly don't think it is a
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