Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 77470
rhn-applet-gui consumes a large portion of memory for just a resident applet
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:04 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.6 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20020830
Description of problem:
rhn-applet-gui sits in the Gnome panel display a few different icons. Every
once in a while, it will sit near the top of "top" while it is doing its checking.
3533 myohe 15 0 16240 15M 9868 S 0.0 2.1 0:21 rhn-applet-gui
16M of memory consumed. Nautilus does much more (draws the desktop, displays
folders, etc.) and it consumes only a mere 4M more than the applet in just a
normal session. I suppose it is do to the fact that rhn-applet-gui is a
resident Python session versus being programmed in leaner non-scripting language
like Nautilus. Nonetheless - it's a hog for a really nice utility.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
$ rpm -qf `which rhn-applet-gui`
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Ensure that you've opted to have RHN's little update applet loaded in your panel.
2. Check top and search for "rhn-applet-gui"
Actual Results: Lots of memory consumed.
Expected Results: Not so much memory consumed.
Been chasing memory leaks on my system. Found and fixed one in the gweather
applet, now the rhn applet appears next in line:
ps -e -o size,args --sort size (truncated)
11404 gnome-panel --sm-client-id default2
15340 /usr/bin/python /usr/bin/rhn-applet-gui --sm-client-id default5
15972 nautilus --no-default-window --sm-client-id default3
284072 /usr/X11R6/bin/X :0 -auth /var/gdm/:0.Xauth
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 69467 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.