Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 89204
gnome-session hogs RAM
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:53:09 EDT
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Description of problem:
gnome-session process is the most RAM-intensive process on my system:
1400 sds 15 0 47536 28M 624 S 0.0 5.6 0:04 0 gnome-session
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
start an X session
open an xterm
Actual Results: gnome-session gobbles up almost 30M in RSS
Expected Results: well, since, IMO, gnome-session does not do anything usefull
during normal operation (i.e., after start is done and before shutdown is
requested), this process should not be there at all.
Not even close to that size on my system; I'll have to try your exact
reproduction instructions. I would expect many duplicate reports of this if
it happened to everyone though, so perhaps there is something unique about
(gnome-session does do various things while the desktop is running, they
just are "behind the scenes" things)
well, now (next day) it's this:
1400 sds 15 0 47476 1016 564 S 0.0 0.1 0:06 0 gnome-session
so, I guess, the RSS drops down, but SIZE remains obsenely high
(and it implies that RSS might go up again as soon as gnome-session
will want to do something).
I'm going through bugs assigned to me and attempting to clean some of the older,
fixed ones up.
This bug hasn't changed in over a year old now. Are you still seeing the problem?
(This a batch message is being sent to all my bugs that haven't changed in a year)
This bug has been in the NEEDINFO state for at least a couple of weeks now. I'm
going to close the bug, but if you can provide the required information feel
free to open a new report.
(This is a mass message being sent to a bunch of bug reports)