Bug 52208 - X memory leak
X memory leak
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-08-21 14:32 EDT by Need Real Name
Modified: 2005-10-31 17:00 EST (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2002-02-13 22:47:44 EST
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Description Need Real Name 2001-08-21 14:32:16 EDT
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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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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.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Mike A. Harris 2002-02-13 22:47:38 EST
Try upgrading to the current erratum kernel+XFree86.  Does this fix
the problem?

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