xorg memory leak
macoafi at gmail.com
Tue Dec 27 02:03:11 UTC 2011
On Sat, Dec 24, 2011 at 11:42 AM, let rec <shweduke at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm experiencing a huge memory leak in xorg.
> Sometimes virtual memory size gets up to 12 Gb (I'm not sure how it's
> possible on a machine with 2Gb of memory and 2Gb of swap).
Virtual is how much it thinks it has access to, not necessarily how
much it's actually got holding bits. I usually go by the "resident"
column. Xorg is a special beast because it's got so many processes
running under it. Its CPU usage also looks high, but when I've asked X
type people about that before, they said it means some graphical
application is spamming X with requests and X is trying to keep up
with them, so I'd actually look at seeing what happens with killing
individual applications and which makes a big difference to X's
> top - 00:40:51 up 1 day, 6:54, 9 users, load average: 0.20, 0.18, 0.15
> Tasks: 141 total, 1 running, 140 sleeping, 0 stopped, 0 zombie
> Cpu(s): 30.6%us, 11.5%sy, 0.0%ni, 57.0%id, 0.0%wa, 0.0%hi, 1.0%si,
> Mem: 2056332k total, 1985548k used, 70784k free, 804k buffers
> Swap: 1998844k total, 101084k used, 1897760k free, 191648k cached
> PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+
> 29075 root 20 0 8373m 692m 29m S 29 34.5 11:22.99
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