Q: howto find xorg leak?

Macario Valle macariov at gmail.com
Thu Apr 12 23:22:26 UTC 2007

If you suspect an specific program call it using valgrind. See the man
page for options, there are way too many.  If you suspect is the video
card, you would have to find some thread trace utility that I have not
played with... yet.
On Thu, 2007-04-12 at 18:07 -0400, D. Michael McIntyre wrote:
> On Thursday 12 April 2007 4:30 pm, D. R. Evans wrote:
> > looks at the process working set, and because of the way that xorg works,
> > even though the leak is really in the calling program, it actually evinces
> > itself in the xorg process.
> I wonder how a calling program could make the xorg process leak.  I'm not 
> saying that isn't what's happening, but I can't think of a scenario that 
> would allow that to happen.
> Anyway, my bet would be on a video driver.  Especially if you're using either 
> the ATI or the NVIDIA drivers.
> But no, I have no idea how to root out the culprit either.
> -- 
> D. Michael McIntyre 

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