Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 477961
memory leak in multiload-applet-2 caused by libgtop2 leak
Last modified: 2014-06-18 05:10:52 EDT
Created attachment 327856 [details]
fix memory leak in libgtop2
Description of problem:
multiload-applet-2 leaks terribly in f10
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. login to gnome. add multiload-applet to panel
2. not sure if necessary, but configure multiload-applet-2 to watch all monitored resoures (proc., memory, network, swap, load and harddisk)
3. watch the memory usage of multiload-applet-2
usage goes up and up with no bound at a constant rate.
no increased memory usage
This bug is reported in upstream gnome bugzilla, where a fix from the ubuntu folks has been added:
The original (fixed) bug in ubuntu, with analysis and valgrind logs is:
Thanks to ubuntu and Brian Downing for the real legwork.
This should be a slam dunk.
I'm going to attach Brian's patch here as well.
i should add, in the interests of getting this fixed, that when i said above that the patch 'has been added in upstream', i mean that _I_ attached this same patch there in the hope that the fix would be applied either upstream or here in fedora. otherwise, I have to kill the applet ever 3 days or so or risk OOM-ing my system.
is there anything additional I can do at this point to help this along?
this has been fixed upstream, and the fix should be available when the (now in updates-testing) 2.24.3 hits. i can confirm that the testing version fixes the problem.
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