Bug 83942 - galeon memory leak
galeon memory leak
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: galeon (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Christopher Blizzard
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Reported: 2003-02-10 07:38 EST by Gene Czarcinski
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:50 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-10-27 14:25:14 EST
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Description Gene Czarcinski 2003-02-10 07:38:24 EST
Description of problem:
Galeon appears to have a memory leak.

I run three instances of galeon plus ofter have url references in new windows
(yet another instance).  As time elapses (two to three hours) and I do some web
browsing, memory usage (as reported by gnome-system-monitor) goes.  For example,
it is currently 43.1 MB Total and 18.2 MB Shared.  This generally starts as
about 20 to 25 MB Total.

I have tried to use memprof to debug this but because galeon does a fork, the
actual process doing the display is not followed.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
re0204 (galeon - 1.2.7-3 and mozilla - 1.2.1-19.

How reproducible:
Comment 1 Kjartan Maraas 2003-02-17 17:49:39 EST
Did you try to tell memprof to follow forks?
Comment 2 Gene Czarcinski 2003-10-27 14:25:14 EST

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