Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 469024
xorg is slow and unresponsive, and fills up memory and swap
Last modified: 2008-10-31 14:24:28 EDT
Description of problem:
After i updated my machine with xorg packages the last 4-5 days, xorg has gotten slow and unresponsive. Everything seems sluggish. Xorg usually takes about 20% CPU and often maxes out when opening/closing, maximizing/minimizing programs or push programs to the foreground. If i play music as well, the music stop at times because xorg takes 100% CPU. For instance, if i take a program to the foreground it takes about 4 seconds to show, the same time to minimize. Or just change tabs in Opera, takes seconds. Much slower than a week ago.
If the screensaver is on, memory increases dramatically. I have 2GB RAM and 2GB swap, and during the night i think both of them have filled up and closed my xorg session, cos the next morning i see the gdm-screen.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
All the time
Steps to Reproduce:
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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.
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Thanks in advance.
Created attachment 321818 [details]
I can confirm the observation that somewhere after(not including) xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.9.0-29.fc10.i386 X started leaking quite noticeably. Growing to ~1GB RSS in a few hours of normal usage. log attached. No xorg.conf file
Created attachment 321833 [details]
I do not use a xorg.conf.
And since i reported this, i've upgraded to:
leak successfully plugged here by xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.9.0-37.fc10.i386
*** Bug 469242 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Fixed in xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.9.0-37.fc10
It looks like i reported two problems in one. The new ati-driver fixed the memory and swap filling up. But xorg is still extremely slow. Putting a program like evolution in the foreground takes seconds, xorg takes 100% cpu and if i play music, it starts and stops all the time. Xorg is actually using lots of cpu for the slightest thing.
If i should file a new bug, let me know.