Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 79551
Bad: The gnome-terminal leaks memory seriously
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:04 EDT
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Description of problem:
Recently i upgraded RH Linux 7.3 to RH 8.0.
There is a memory leak in gnome-terminal.
I think that the history buffer is leaking. When i start 'top' ane leave it for
a while, the 'gnome-terminal' process size grows each second, and in a few
minutes grows over 100MB.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open the gnome terminal
2. Start 'top'
3. Wait few minutes
Actual Results: The size of the terminal in memory grown to 100MB, swap grown
Expected Results: The memory size should been approx. constant.
bash-2.05$ gnome-terminal --version
Gnome gnome-terminal 2.0.1
This is a known bug in Xft, you can find test packages with a fix