Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 79723
gnome-terminal consumes all memory
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:04 EDT
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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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
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.
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 :(
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/
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 76219 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.