Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 73332
gnome-terminal leaks memory rapidly
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:46:17 EDT
Description of Problem:
gnome-terminal leaks memory in proportion to the amount of output it displays
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start gnome-terminal
2. run "top"
3. press "M" to sort by memory
4. Hold down space-bar to cause lots of output
a single gnome-terminal rapidly grows past 80M RSS
An order of magnitude less
This is not bug #73226 - my blinking cursor is already disabled
This is not improved by vte-0.8.13-1 from rawhide
Hmm I'm trying to do the same here and it doesn't work as you say.
My gnome-terminal is constantly sitting on 10MB RSS
rpm -q gnome-terminal vte gives this:
I tried resetting gnome-terminal to defaults, but I still get it leaking. This
is after about 30 seconds in "top" with the spacebar held down to force it to
PID USER PRI NI SIZE RSS SHARE STAT %CPU %MEM TIME COMMAND
1865 djm 15 0 118M 118M 6640 R 3.5 49.1 0:12 gnome-terminal
there's at least a 0.8.15 that should be appearing soon if it hasn't.
vte-0.8.14-1 doesn't help either
I have the same problem (gnome-terminal using up all my memory) when I use
anti-aliased fonts. gnome-terminal behaves correctly when using the
"monochrome" font setting. Perhaps this gives some indication where the problem
is ... I surely hope so.
I see the same bevahior as firstname.lastname@example.org under Red Hat 8.0.
But this doesn't seem to be limited to gnome-terminal. I see similar leaks in
other apps, like gedit, when anti-aliasing is enabled. Not good!
If you run "xdpyinfo", is RENDER one of the listed extensions?
In my case, no.
I'm running under VMware 3.2 in case it matters...
No RENDER extension here either.
Video card is a I830 (in a laptop)
Cheers and good hunting
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 76219 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.