Bug 646860 - gnome-screensaver leaks memory upon every activation
gnome-screensaver leaks memory upon every activation
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-screensaver (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: jmccann
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2010-10-26 09:43 EDT by Bond Masuda
Modified: 2015-01-14 18:26 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-12-03 07:07:13 EST
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Description Bond Masuda 2010-10-26 09:43:57 EDT
Description of problem:

Gnome-screensaver seems to leak memory upon every activation. I noticed this when I saw that it's memory footprint was about 2GB!

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Fedora 12, gnome-screensaver 2.28.3-1.fc12.x86_64

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:

1. run gnome-screensaver (note the memory footprint)
2. activate the screensaver
3. check the memory footprint of gnome-screensaver (it has grown)
4. rinse and repeat above, and the memory footprint grows indefinitely

PID=22273 in the following is gnome-screensaver. the screensaver is activated between each 'pmap' command. this pattern continues indefinitely (until memory is exhausted).

$ pmap -x 22273 | grep total
total kB          361660       -       -       -
$ pmap -x 22273 | grep total
total kB          379664       -       -       -
$ pmap -x 22273 | grep total
total kB          397668       -       -       -
$ pmap -x 22273 | grep total
total kB          415672       -       -       -
$ pmap -x 22273 | grep total
total kB          433676       -       -       -
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