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Re: memory leak, possibly xorg?



On Wed, 2007-08-29 at 14:40 -0700, Florin Andrei wrote:
> 28186 root      20   0  864m 613m 8744 S    1 30.3  27:53.95 Xorg 
>  
> 
> 30470 XXXXXXX   20   0  644m 294m  35m S    0 14.5   7:38.00 
> thunderbird-bin 
> 
> 30492 XXXXXXX   20   0  285m 135m  37m S    0  6.7   6:43.94
> firefox-bin
> 
> Fedora 7 32 bit on Athlon 64 X2
> 
> It happens almost daily. In the morning, the machine is fine. In the 
> afternoon, 2GB of RAM are not enough, it starts swapping. A
> logout/login 
> makes the problem go away for a few more hours.
> 
> I'm using Firefox, Thunderbird, gnome-terminal and a few other random 
> things occasionally (XMMS, Gimp, etc).
> 
> I'm not doing anything special with this machine, just a normal
> workstation.
> 
> If you need more details, let me know.

Please try using xrestop to see if one application is abusing X as
swap... I'm looking at firefox..

Dave.


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