Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 85102
Memory leak using VNC
Last modified: 2008-01-17 12:49:42 EST
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Description of problem:
I was experimenting with VNC using the "Remote Desktop Connection" tool
(Internet -> More internet applications -> Remote Desktop Connection") from a
After connecting to my 'localhost:1' VNC session, I was presented with the GNOME
desktop interface inside the VNC client on my screen.
I then started a gnome-terminal session from the GNOME menu inside my VNC
client. After I had done this my system began eating memory very fast; on
virtual console 1 I had a "vmstat 1" command running which went up to 700+ MB
swapfile usage. If I had not killed the Xvnc process my machine probably would
have crashed or would have become so unresponsive I had to reset.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
01. Start a KDE session from GDM.
02. Open "konsole"
03. "su -"
05. Internet ->More internet applications ->Remote Desktop Connection.
06. Connect to localhost:1
07. (VNC client starts presenting a GNOME desktop).
08. Start a Gnome-terminal session.
09. (window of Gnome-terminal gets drawn, but no fonts inside it).
10. (Xvnc starts eating memory very fast).
Xvnc starts eating memory very fast and system quickly becomes unresponsive.
No memory leaks should occur.
Red Hat Linux release 8.0.94 (Phoebe)
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 80414 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.