Bug 249655 - System Monitor shows wrong values after kernel update to
System Monitor shows wrong values after kernel update to
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-system-monitor (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Kernel Maintainer List
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Reported: 2007-07-26 03:37 EDT by Rafał Polak
Modified: 2008-06-16 21:58 EDT (History)
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Description Rafał Polak 2007-07-26 03:37:24 EDT
Description of problem:
After recent kernel update ( 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):

How reproducible:
Use kernel

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Open System Monitor
2.Open few "heavy" applications.
3.Watch memory values in Memory field.
Actual results:
Values are incorrect (too low or just zero).

Expected results:
Values are correct.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Rafał Polak 2007-07-27 08:55:18 EDT
Same thing happens with the newest kernel-
Comment 2 Rafał Polak 2007-08-02 16:26:22 EDT
Same thing happens with latest kernel-
Comment 3 Borut Semenic 2007-08-03 05:38:22 EDT
I can confirm Comment #2 
Comment 4 Christopher Brown 2007-09-20 11:19:47 EDT

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
kernel issue.

Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 09:40:37 EDT
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Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2008-06-16 21:58:07 EDT
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