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Bug 89204 - gnome-session hogs RAM
Summary: gnome-session hogs RAM
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gnome-session
Version: 9
Hardware: athlon
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ray Strode [halfline]
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-04-20 19:47 UTC by Sam Steingold
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:53 UTC (History)
0 users

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-05-31 19:38:56 UTC

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Description Sam Steingold 2003-04-20 19:47:31 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.3) Gecko/20030313

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):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
start an X session
open an xterm
run top(1)

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.

Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2003-04-21 06:45:37 UTC
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 
your system.

(gnome-session does do various things while the desktop is running, they 
just are "behind the scenes" things)

Comment 2 Sam Steingold 2003-04-21 14:02:29 UTC
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).

Comment 3 Ray Strode [halfline] 2005-05-12 15:54:09 UTC
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)

Comment 4 Ray Strode [halfline] 2005-05-31 19:38:56 UTC

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)

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