Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 75211
gnome terminal eats memory
Last modified: 2006-02-21 13:49:45 EST
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Description of problem:
I installed RH 8.0 on a Dell x200 as test enivornment. While working I
experienced my gnome-terminals dissapearing at random whilst freezing my
machine for a couple of seconds before. Closer examination shows that
gnome-terminal eats up my memory. Even while I'm not doing any work in it. I
switched to using xterm for working and running top to and leaving an idle
gnome-terminal open . During the time I wrote this part it grew from 18M to 21M
... It usually starts around 10Mb usage and I saw an instance running with
over 160Mb in use.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Ok so I tried reproducting it once..
1.booted clean machine, started gnome terminal empty and xterm to run top
2. gnome terminal starts out on about 11064 used.
3. waited a couple of seconds .. stayed on the same..memory usage.
then I ran some commands, ls , top, watch ls etc.. and after it's first activity
it started growing .
Then I started running top in the gnome-terminal. Within 60 seconds, memory
usages goes up to 100Mb ...
2 minutes later gnome-terminal uses over 200 Mb of ram.
Actual Results: The acutal result is basically a denial of service "attack"
gnome-terminal keeps growing untill there is no memory left. It uses up all the
I'm expiriencing the same problem with gedit and other programs. When I start
gedit it takes about 20MB of RAM. After half an hour it allocates 450MB,
gnome-panel cca 70MB, etc... I have standard instalation of RH8.0 with only
Sawfish instead of metacity on Celeron 1.1, 256MB (Acer TravelMate 223)
If you run "xdpyinfo", is RENDER one of the listed extensions?
No xdypinfo | grep -i RENDER returns nothing. I forget to mention that I had to
switch off DRI as my videocard (intel 830m) didn't like to swich between
text(even frambuffer) and graphical consoles with DRI on.
No problem with DRI here as far as I know ..
However the 830i issue could be related.
I`ll have to check that at the office tomorrow where I have 2 RH boxen with 830i
Just checked the 2 RH 8.0 machines and they are both i810, not 830.
This appears to be a duplicate of bug 74748. If you are still having
problems please bring it up there. Thanks.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 74748 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.