Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 499364
setroubleshootd is using a ridiculous amount of memory
Last modified: 2009-05-06 08:44:33 EDT
Description of problem:
# ps -F -C setroubleshootd
UID PID PPID C SZ RSS PSR STIME TTY TIME CMD
root 1651 1 0 78094 70508 0 14:52 ? 00:00:02 /usr/bin/python -E /usr/sbin/setroubleshootd -f
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People might hate SELinux a little less if we can reduce the memory used by this.
This is a problem with python. setroubleshoot should only be running for very short times now. It shuts down after 10 seconds of the last AVC that arrives. Unless you are running the browser.
So the problem is with python.
Actually there looks like there is a bug, which is preventing setroubleshootd from exiting. I will fix the bug and it will make setroubleshootd only run when required by an AVC or a user running the GUI.
Fixed in setroubleshootd-2.1.10-1.fc11.x86_64.rpm
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