Bug 81227 - memory leak in gweather-applet-2
memory leak in gweather-applet-2
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gnome-applets (Show other bugs)
8.0
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Mark McLoughlin
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2003-01-06 17:12 EST by Jonathan Schatz
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:49 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-01-14 15:50:51 EST
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Description Jonathan Schatz 2003-01-06 17:12:28 EST
Description of problem:
I left my machine up for 2 weeks while i was on holiday, and came back to find
my machine out of memory:

[jon@jonschatz-lx jon]$ free
             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:       1030560    1017836      12724          0       2936      34736
-/+ buffers/cache:     980164      50396
Swap:       522104     522104          0

i looked through the process list and found the problem:
[jon@jonschatz-lx jon]$ ps auxwww|grep gweather
jon       2082  0.0 80.3 1311324 828156 ?    S     2002   1:49
/usr/libexec/gweather-applet-2
--oaf-activate-iid=OAFIID:GNOME_GWeatherApplet_Factory --oaf-ior-fd=18

i'm checking weather for 2 places (Palo Alto + San Francisco). I couldn't find
any useful information about this applet in gconf, but i may be looking in the
wrong place.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

[jon@jonschatz-lx jon]$ rpm -q --whatprovides /usr/libexec/gweather-applet-2
gnome-applets-2.0.1-6

How reproducible:

This is the first time it's happened, but i reboot my machine a lot, and usually
never have more than a few days of uptime.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Add gweather applet to panel
2. Leave machine on for 2 weeks
3. Cry
    

Additional info:

Linux jonschatz-lx.vmware.com 2.4.18-18.8.0 #1 Thu Nov 14 00:10:29 EST 2002 i686
i686 i386 GNU/Linux

I've also applied all updates for 8.0
Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2003-01-14 15:50:51 EST
Should be fixed in next release (though I didn't leave it running 2 weeks to
check, it doesn't appear to be growing in a shorter time)
Comment 2 Havoc Pennington 2003-01-14 15:51:59 EST
(The leak may have been the Xft bug fixed in the Xft packages
at ftp://people.redhat.com/hp/testing/ if you want to see
if those fix the problem in the interim)

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