Bug 79723 - gnome-terminal consumes all memory
gnome-terminal consumes all memory
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 76219
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: Xft (Show other bugs)
8.0
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Owen Taylor
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Reported: 2002-12-16 01:38 EST by John Newbigin
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 13:50:21 EST
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Description John Newbigin 2002-12-16 01:38:37 EST
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Description of problem:
quite frequently, gnome-terminal starts consuming memory, causing the machine to
start grinding the swap and running like a dog.  If you can manage to switch
back to the console and run top, gnome-terminal is using over 600M of ram.  Some
time later, gnome terminal dies, along with any children.

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How reproducible:
Sometimes

Steps to Reproduce:
1.run gnome-terminal
2.wait
    

Actual Results:  gnome-terminal dies.  I don't know if it dies it's self or
something (the kernel) kills it.

Expected Results:  gnome-terminal can run forever with no memory leaks.

Additional info:

The problem does not seem to be triggered by the user.  When I was using an X
application launched from gnome-terminal, it started and killed not only
gnome-terminal but the app I was using :(
Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2002-12-16 13:30:53 EST
All Xft apps (GTK2 or Qt3) do this if you don't have RENDER extension 
for your X server.

Try the test fix packages at ftp://people.redhat.com/hp/testing/
Comment 2 Owen Taylor 2003-01-07 15:48:30 EST

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 76219 ***
Comment 3 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 13:50:21 EST
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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