Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 509903
Evolution MAPI sucking up huge amounts of memory, eventually running out of RAM and crashing
Last modified: 2009-07-06 16:36:37 EDT
As described below, evolution with MAPI no longer crashing on startup, but now sucking up huge amounts of memory and CPU, eventually running out of memory and crashing.
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #505661 +++
--- Additional comment from firstname.lastname@example.org on 2009-07-06 14:38:23 EDT ---
Startup crash gone. Now other issues. Got it to crash twice after setting up a MAPI account. Unfortunately, can't replicate that crash with debuginfo packages installed. However, now evolution is consuming a huge amount of RAM (1.5GB resident, >3GB total virtual size) and sucking a huge amount of CPU. I suspect that the previous two crashes were out-of-memory issues, since I just got this:
Glib-ERROR **: gmim.c:175:failed to allocate 65536 bytes
I'm pretty sure evolution shouldn't need >3GB of RAM just to read my email. Something is definitely still wrong here.
Moving this upstream for better visibility. Please see  for further updates.