Does Gutsy have a memory leak?

Douglas Phillipson phillipd at oem.doe.gov
Tue Oct 30 15:17:39 GMT 2007


Douglas Phillipson wrote:
> Since upgrading to Gutsy, my Dual Athlon machine runs out of memory 
> (2GB) and the disk starts thrashing in swap.  Everything slows to a 
> crawl and the machine is non-responsive.  This occurs in KDE with only 
> Firefox and Thunderbird running.  It might be related to the Beagle daemon.
>
> Has anyone else seen this behavior?
>
> Thanks
>
> Doug P
>
>   
Ran a vmstat window while beagled was running.  Mem was gobbled up, then 
beagled died on its own:

You can see where it died, free was 51452.  Sometimes it dies, sometimes 
it contitues degrading into swap...

2  0      0 412280  68896 546280    0    0     0    39   16  160 50  1 49  0
procs -----------memory---------- ---swap-- -----io---- -system-- 
----cpu----
 r  b   swpd   free   buff  cache   si   so    bi    bo   in   cs us sy 
id wa
 2  0      0 360108  68928 546288    0    0     0    81   23  247 50  3 
47  0
 1  0      0 366536  68940 546288    0    0     0    64   23  235 50  1 
48  0
 1  0      0 304700  68948 546296    0    0     0     8   19  251 51  2 
47  0
 1  0      0 313940  68980 546228    0    0     0    78   16  271 60  3 
37  0
 1  0      0 294232  68980 546244    0    0     0     0   20  273 51  2 
47  0
 1  0      0 294232  69000 546240    0    0     1    18   14  136 50  1 
50  0
 1  0      0 294116  69016 546240    0    0     0    17   16  108 50  1 
49  0
 2  0      0 194788  69024 546248    0    0     0    10   13  329 57  9 
34  0
 1  0      0 116484  69072 546844    0    0     0   325   31  284 61  6 
32  0
 1  0      0 119152  69080 546856    0    0     0    32   17  133 50  1 
50  0
 1  0      0 115612  69096 546856    0    0     0    20   21  129 49  2 
49  0
 1  0      0 105540  69112 546860    0    0     0    15   13  163 50  1 
50  0
 1  0      0 110360  69128 546864    0    0     0    22   18  153 50  0 
49  0
 1  0      0 111448  69160 546876    0    0     0    84   59  238 50  1 
49  0
 1  0      0  51452  66872 534964    0    0     0    34   25  313 49  2 
49  0
 0  0      0 1170824  65356 527936    0    0     0   101   19  230 36  4 
60  0
 0  0      0 1171000  65356 527940    0    0     0    70  112  386  1  0 
99  0
 0  0      0 1171000  65368 527940    0    0     0    37   70  392  1  0 
99  0
 0  0      0 1171000  65376 527948    0    0     0    10   16   70  1  0 
99  0




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