Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 75701
gnome-terminal leaks memory when used through vncserver
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:04 EDT
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Description of problem:
If you start a new gnome-session in a vncserver session, and uses the default
terminal in Gnome (gnome-terminal), it will "leak memory" quite quick if the
terminal is being used. A simple test is to just have the terminal run the
command: "top", and watch how it increases in memory usage untill it finally
I'm running the default vncserver that is in the RedHat 8.0 release (version:
3.3.3r2-39) and have also tested the new 3.3.4 release with the same results.
On the other end of the vnc session, I'm running vncviewer v.3.3.3r9 on a
machine running WindowsXP(Service pack 1). I have also tested it whith the new
vncviewer v.3.3.4 - same result.
What is funny about this, is that this behavior is only observed with the
gnome-terminal running in a vncsession. Other terminals, like xterm, konsole
etc. are working flawlessly. I have tested this with two different installations
with the same result.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start a gnome-session in a vncserver
2. Connect to vncsession by using a vncviewer from a Windows box
3. Open a gnome-terminal
4. Run: "top"
5. Watch the memory usage for the process "gnome-terminal" grow....
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 75631 ***