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    Default Is gnome-shell memory leak problem fixed in 12.1?

    Hi,

    I'm using Gnome 3.2 with openSUSE 11.4, and gnome-shell has memory leak problem. I have to periodically restart gnome-shell and otherwise the system becomes very sluggish.
    It seems to be an upstream problem (https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=642652), but I was wondering if there is any progress on this.

    I'm using nvidia driver.

    -Joon
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    Default Re: Is gnome-shell memory leak problem fixed in 12.1?

    Quote Originally Posted by joonpy
    Hi,

    I'm using Gnome 3.2 with openSUSE 11.4, and gnome-shell has memory leak
    problem. I have to periodically restart gnome-shell and otherwise the
    system becomes very sluggish.
    It seems to be an upstream problem
    (https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=642652), but I was wondering
    if there is any progress on this.

    I'm using nvidia driver.

    -Joon

    Hi
    Tumbleweed or stock 11.4?

    I'm running 3.2.0 with 11.4 and don't have any memory issues (via htop
    or ps auxw), firefox seems more prone....

    A lot of those issues seem to relate to extensions, are you running any?

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    Default Re: Is gnome-shell memory leak problem fixed in 12.1?

    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    Tumbleweed or stock 11.4?

    I'm running 3.2.0 with 11.4 and don't have any memory issues (via htop
    or ps auxw), firefox seems more prone....

    A lot of those issues seem to relate to extensions, are you running any?

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    I'm using stock 11.4. I was running bunch of extensions so that could have been the problem .. if it were, then I should have asked this a long time ago! Thanks. I will try to turn off all extensions and see if it fixes the problem.

    -Joon
    Dell Precision T7500 | Nvidia | 12GB Ram | openSUSE 12.1 x86-64 | Gnome 3.2

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    Default Re: Is gnome-shell memory leak problem fixed in 12.1?

    Okay so it seems system monitor was causing the problem. I have seen several people reporting it (e.g.: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=122269&p=2)
    So I disabled it and it seems the leak is better (memory usage increase is slower it seems) but it is steadily increasing.

    Someone also said 3.2 has a bad leak, and it is fixed in 3.2.1 (For users of Fedora Core (Red Hat) releases). I see for 12.1 gnome-shell is 3.2.1. Hope this is fixed in the upcoming version.

    Thank you,
    Joon
    Dell Precision T7500 | Nvidia | 12GB Ram | openSUSE 12.1 x86-64 | Gnome 3.2

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    Default Re: Is gnome-shell memory leak problem fixed in 12.1?

    Quote Originally Posted by joonpy
    Okay so it seems system monitor was causing the problem. I have seen
    several people reporting it (e.g.:
    https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=122269&p=2)
    So I disabled it and it seems the leak is better (memory usage increase
    is slower it seems) but it is steadily increasing.

    Someone also said 3.2 has a bad leak, and it is fixed in 3.2.1 ('For
    users of Fedora Core (Red Hat) releases'
    (http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.linu...general/402601)). I
    wonder what is the version for openSUSE 12.1.

    Thank you,
    Joon

    Hi
    12.1 has 3.2.1, but hopefully this will be ready soon for 11.4 as well
    (once the 12.1 rush settles).

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    Default Re: Is gnome-shell memory leak problem fixed in 12.1?

    Yes, Gnome Shell leaked in 11.4 and it will leak forever, it's defected by design, looks defectively, acts defectively and there is nothing to do with it, it's a kind of modern JS interfaces thread. There is nothing to do with it, cause such sick ideas as Gnome Shell will ever involve too much (if not completely) sick technologies and maintainers.
    They killed GNOME 2, the best desktop ever.
    Yes: OpenSUSE Tumbleweed x86-64 English + KDE4
    No: Mono, Wine, Lennart Poettering

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    Default Re: Is gnome-shell memory leak problem fixed in 12.1?

    On Wed, 16 Nov 2011 03:06:03 +0000, joonpy wrote:

    > Hi,
    >
    > I'm using Gnome 3.2 with openSUSE 11.4, and gnome-shell has memory leak
    > problem. I have to periodically restart gnome-shell and otherwise the
    > system becomes very sluggish.
    > It seems to be an upstream problem
    > (https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=642652), but I was wondering
    > if there is any progress on this.


    I've done a little testing on this myself and found that the system
    monitor extension is the source of the leak on my laptop.

    Disabling it resolved the issue for me. Running gnome-shell 3.2.1 on
    12.1.

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    Default Re: Is gnome-shell memory leak problem fixed in 12.1?

    On Wed, 16 Nov 2011 17:26:03 +0000, Razorcold wrote:

    > Yes, Gnome Shell leaked in 11.4 and it will leak forever, it's defected
    > by design, looks defectively, acts defectively and there is nothing to
    > do with it, it's a kind of modern JS interfaces thread. There is nothing
    > to do with it, cause such sick ideas as Gnome Shell will ever involve
    > too much (if not completely) sick technologies and maintainers.
    > They killed GNOME 2, the best desktop ever.


    Clearly you're not happy with GNOME3.

    That's no reason to make the claim that it'll "leak forever", as that's
    certainly not true.

    Jim

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    Default Re: Is gnome-shell memory leak problem fixed in 12.1?

    Quote Originally Posted by hendersj View Post
    I've done a little testing on this myself and found that the system
    monitor extension is the source of the leak on my laptop.

    Disabling it resolved the issue for me. Running gnome-shell 3.2.1 on
    12.1.
    Yes, even with 3.2.0, getting rid of system monitor extension made the thing much better.
    Now the speed of leaking got much slower. Cannot wait to upgrade to 3.2.1. I plan to upgrade to 12.1 this weekend so soon it should be solved for me.

    Thank you,
    Joon
    Dell Precision T7500 | Nvidia | 12GB Ram | openSUSE 12.1 x86-64 | Gnome 3.2

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