Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 869805
gnome-screensaver is leaking ~21 MB of memory every lock/unlock cycle.
Last modified: 2017-09-14 07:57:15 EDT
As per summary, I'm seeing gnome-screensaver consuming more and more memory over time. Every time the screen is locked and then unlocked it consumes an additional ~21 MB of memory.
This issue appears to be identical to an issue reported against FC10 (#533614) but I created a new issue because I didn't seem to have permissions to re-open that case.
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This remains an issue with the latest gnome-screensaver package (gnome-screensaver-2.28.3-24.el6_4.1.x86_64).
I've retested with the latest gnome-screensaver package as of today (gnome-screensaver-2.28.3-28.el6.x86_64) and am still seeing this memory leak. Really annoying to have to restart it every week or so to free up memory!