Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 496251
evolution-data-server eats up all system memory
Last modified: 2009-04-17 16:50:08 EDT
Description of problem:
evolution-data-server appears to have a severe memory leak that results in the process using up all available memory and most of swap memory until eventually oom-killer terminates the process (along with many other system processes).
This issue makes it impossible to run Evolution for more than a couple of hours and not at all if any other memory hungry application is running.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 2.24.5
It appears that the issue is very noticeable if CalDAV calendars are defined. My system goes into a swap in/out cycle after about 4 hours with nothing else running and oom-killer is finally executed on many processes after about 8 hours.
It appears this issue was logged as http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=564727 and has been fixed in head.
Could you try to update to this  package, please? It will fix your issue for sure. Thanks.
Thanks. So far so good. It is probably too early to tell but I will say that evolution-data-server is now only eating up 34MB after 10 minutes vs 350MB after 10 minutes.
I'll be sure to log any new issues if I run into any.