Bug 85102 - Memory leak using VNC
Memory leak using VNC
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 80414
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: vnc (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2003-02-25 13:33 EST by Peter van Egdom
Modified: 2008-01-17 12:49 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 13:51:58 EST
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Description Peter van Egdom 2003-02-25 13:33:04 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
KDE session.

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.

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Steps to Reproduce:
(reproduced twice).

01. Start a KDE session from GDM.
02. Open "konsole"
03. "su -"
04. "vncserver"
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).

Actual Results: 
 Xvnc starts eating memory very fast and system quickly becomes unresponsive.

Expected Results: 
 No memory leaks should occur.

Additional info:

Red Hat Linux release 8.0.94 (Phoebe)
Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2003-02-25 13:39:45 EST

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 80414 ***
Comment 2 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 13:51:58 EST
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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