Memory leaks in Gnome

Matt Zimmerman mdz at
Thu Nov 4 23:46:54 UTC 2004

On Fri, Nov 05, 2004 at 11:09:29AM +1300, Worik wrote:

> Has anybody else noticed serious memory leaks in Gnome?

I have not.

> I need to reboot my computer daily, if I neglect to log out and in to 
> Gnome, as my swap and memory go to 100% usage.

The next time this happens, run "ps aux" and send the output here.

> Additional to leaks are the infeasible memory usage of some of the applets.
> clock-applet 15.9MB
> mixer-applet  17.4MB
> are just two examples.  There over 30MB for a clock and volume control. 
>  Whew!

Those numbers are not as simple as they appear; much of that (virtual)
memory usage does not correspond to utilization of real memory at all, or is
shared with other applications.

 - mdz

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