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Re: memory leak, possibly xorg?



On Thu, 30 Aug 2007 08:16:14 +1000, Dave Airlie wrote:
>
>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..
>

As another, possibly unrelated datapoint, I just had setroubleshootd
eat 95% of 2g memory...  f7, x86_64.  It took a button push to recover (no 
pc console).






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