Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 474172
kpackagekit-smart-icon has a memory-leak (if no network connection is there)
Last modified: 2009-02-27 08:41:40 EST
Description of problem:
kpackagekit-smart-icon (if enabled and running of course) is consuming more and more memory over time on my notebook (Thinkpad X61s) if there is no WLAN network available. This is even if there is no interface at all (disabled WLAN by hardware switch). I can only guess, if it maybe buffers tons of error messages (for example "cannot connect" or so) in heap?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Let it run for an hour or so and watch top (Virt size up to 2G)
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Disable network somehow
2. Wait for kpackagekit-smart-icon to run
3. Watch top (sorted by Virt size)
Growing virt size until even Swap is being used.
Should be the same size with and without network.
I have reported this upstream and the devs should have a new release out soon. Will keep you updated.
This one is resolved for me, after some tests today. Thank you very much.