Bug 52208 - X memory leak
Summary: X memory leak
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel   
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Version: 7.1
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: Brock Organ
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-08-21 18:32 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2005-10-31 22:00 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-02-14 03:47:44 UTC
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Description Need Real Name 2001-08-21 18:32:16 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.77 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.4.3-12 i686)

Description of problem:
Redhat 7.1 with kernel 2.4.3-12 would crash after 4 or 5 days of running
applications with large memory.  If we run a C program that consumes over
250MB of memory, we would lose X display after a few days.  Logging out of
the desktop would then crash the machine.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run a large memory program.  One that would cause the system to use more
than 1/2 its swap space
2. After a week of continuously running the program, the desktop will no
longer work, i.e. the desktop buttons won't be able to start new
applications.  X display is lost.
3. Logout and the computer will crash.

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Comment 1 Mike A. Harris 2002-02-14 03:47:38 UTC
Try upgrading to the current erratum kernel+XFree86.  Does this fix
the problem?

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