Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 319821
gnome-vfs-daemon memory leaks
Last modified: 2008-06-16 22:34:57 EDT
Description of problem:
gnome-vfs-daemon memory utilization is unusually high when streaming, copying or
moving data through the use of gnome-vfs, particularly visible when streaming
media over an smb share through a gnome-vfs aware application (totem, in this
case). Apparently this is not the case when only moving or copying small chunks
of data to the share, only with high volume data or connections spanning a
lengthy amount of time (such as streaming media), even at low data-rates.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Have a network share compatible with gnome-vfs (FTP, sFTP, SMB, etc)
2. Move or copy a large data set to or from the share; or stream media from the
3. Run top to see gnome-vfs-daemon memory utilization skyrocket
Depending on the amount of time the connection as been running, gnome-vfs-daemon
can amount for as much as 150Mb of resident memory (I assume that's what RES is
gnome-vfs-daemon to use at least as much or a bit more than its initial launch
memory (~5Mb) over the course of the transferences or streaming.
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