The Xorg process leaks memory to the point where it consumes more than 1.4gb resident memory event though no major applications are running and xrestop shows a consumption of 30mb for "All". There seems to be no way to reclaim that memory other than logging out and back in.
Card: Radeon 4850 1GB (r7xx)
I'm not using a xorg.conf (everything auto-configured) and I have attached Xorg.0.log.
Created attachment 366621 [details]
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I have been seeing this problem for the last few weeks on my F11, fully updated system. I use KDE-fedora repos as well as updates-testing. My xorg is xorg-x11-server-common-1.6.4-0.3.fc11.i586.
At first I suspected firefox, which was often open for long periods, with several tabs. Then I discovered that konqueror, also with many tabs, seemed to trigger the problem as well. I found that shutting down nspluginviewer immediately after viewing anything that used it did help considerably. However, there are also occasions when so far as I'm aware nspluginviewer has not been implicated.
My symptoms are almost identical to those discussed in http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/xorg/2009-November/048190.html - and top and xrestop readings are also similar to those reported in that thread.
This debian bug could explain it:
xserver-xorg-core: X server memory leak
A user there had a similar problem that disappeared after he disabled "custom cursors".
Is the regular gnome desktop in fedora using these and if yes how can i disable them to see if that's really the culprit?
note, that there are two graphical cards in the system.
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