My thoughts confirmed.... about 13.10

Rashkae ubuntu at
Fri Apr 11 02:36:35 UTC 2014

On 14-04-10 09:30 PM, c. marlow wrote:
> On Thu, 2014-04-10 at 20:55 +0100, Colin Law wrote:
>> On 10 April 2014 18:12, c. marlow <chris at> wrote:
>>> On Thu, 2014-04-10 at 17:29 +0100, Colin Law wrote:
>>>> On 10 April 2014 16:57, c. marlow <chris at> wrote:
>>>>> I just googled my issue and it DOES look like 13.10 does have a memory
>>>>> leak issue and the only thing you can do when it gets up real high is
>>>>> either log off and back on to get it down from 1.1 gig back to 400 mb or
>>>>> go and kill gnome-session and when it takes you back to the log in
>>>>> screen just sign back in.... or when I get done just log off everytime
>>>>> and sign in when im ready to get back on the computer
>>>>> ugh......... just my luck I should of installed 13.04 or 12.04
>>>> I have not seen any such issues.  Is there a bug report for this?
>>>> Does the system monitor show that a particular app is using lots of memory?
>>>> You could always try 14.04.  Not much point installing 13.10 at the
>>>> moment anyway when the next version is due any day.
>>>> Colin
>>> This was taken this morning Colin, I left NOTHING open... I went to bed
>>> forgot to put pc in standby and just had turned the monitor off. I woke
>>> up around 2 am and saw this.
>> It is using less than half of the available RAM and virtually no swap.
>>   That is probably nothing to worry about.  Linux will use available
>> RAM for disk buffers and so on when it can in order to speed up the
>> system.  If that is what is happening then the memory will be freed up
>> if it is required.
>> If there were a significant memory leak then you would probably the
>> swap usage go up.
>> Next time it happens run top in a terminal and post the two lines
>> showing the memory usage.
>> Colin
> Ok Here you go here is my TOP ....  I walked away came back and Ubuntu
> was at 1.1 gig being used.

Well, that shows your culplit pretty clear, Firefox and 
"plugin-container" with 70% cpu usage, as well as 700+MB of memory for 
that alone... you left a browser window open on a site with a demanding 
flash thingy?

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