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Thread: openSUSE 12.1, xorg, firefox, memory leak

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    Default openSUSE 12.1, xorg, firefox, memory leak

    Has anybody experienced major memory leaks using openSUSE 12.1.

    I have:
    - 2 gb ram
    - Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3.00GHz
    - VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
    - 00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)

    tried KDE 4.7, twm, icewm when I open firefox 9.01 system eats my swap, I know about nepomuk/strigi memory leaks. But I tried with twm.


    free -m
    total used free shared buffers cached
    Mem: 1959 1336 623 0 22 987
    -/+ buffers/cache: 326 1633
    Swap: 1991 124 1991

    Has anybody solution to this, or maybe has experiences the same with openSUSE 10.x, 11.x,... I don't know what to try else.

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    Default Re: openSUSE 12.1, xorg, firefox, memory leak

    On 2012-02-02 15:36, mspace wrote:
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    > Has anybody experienced major memory leaks using openSUSE 12.1.


    Leave an xterm opened, run top on it, sorted by memory size "M". Watch if
    some application keeps increasing the memory. When you detect it, report in
    Bugzilla.

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    Default Re: openSUSE 12.1, xorg, firefox, memory leak

    On 02/02/2012 03:36 PM, mspace wrote:

    > Has anybody experienced major memory leaks using openSUSE 12.1.


    not that i am aware of..

    > free -m
    > total used free shared buffers
    > cached
    > Mem: 1959 1336 623 0 22
    > 987
    > -/+ buffers/cache: 326 1633
    > Swap: 1991 124 1991



    please post both the input and output of all such data inside "code
    tags" by following the instructions here: http://goo.gl/i3wnr

    doing so will make it readable...(like mine below)..

    but, from what i see there is no evidence of a memory leak or anything
    else unusual, for example my machine is currently showing:

    Code:
    denverd@linux-os114:~> free -m
    total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
    Mem:           982        940         41          0          5        414
    -/+ buffers/cache:        520        461
    Swap:         2047        213       1834
    denverd@linux-os114:~>
    that output is perfectly *normal* and expected use of RAM by the Linux
    kernel...perhaps you are confused since it is different, _very_
    different from the way Windows manages memory..

    have a read here and ask questions if you need clarification:
    http://www.linuxatemyram.com/

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    Default Re: openSUSE 12.1, xorg, firefox, memory leak

    I have the same issue, have had it since 11.3 running on a Dell E6400 Laptop. I used to try to run dual monitors but kwin would crash - xorg, java, plugin-container, and firefox would be using huge amounts of CPU and I wouldn't have that much open.


    I even tried running Chrome instead of FF to rule that out but no bueno.

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    Default Re: openSUSE 12.1, xorg, firefox, memory leak

    On 03/04/2012 12:36 PM, Mose wrote:
    > using huge amounts of CPU


    this thread has nothing to do with high use of CPU...please start your
    own thread, with a reflective subject/title..

    and, if the very high CPU use is not attributable to a particular
    application i'd think your new thread might be placed in hardware..

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    Default Re: openSUSE 12.1, xorg, firefox, memory leak

    Yes, I have as well for a while now. kwin is currently consuming 1.2GB of ram. No, it's not cached. It's consumed.

    nick@gimper:~> free -m
    total used free shared buffers cached
    Mem: 3707 3524 182 0 139 536
    -/+ buffers/cache: 2848 858

    This has been just over a week;
    nick@gimper:~> uptime
    10:02am up 8 days 18:16, 4 users, load average: 0.82, 0.64, 0.40


    nick@gimper:~> ps aux | grep 'kwin -session'
    nick 3432 0.0 0.0 8048 856 pts/2 S+ 10:01 0:00 grep --color=auto kwin -session
    nick 3450 1.5 30.0 1721208 1139404 ? Sl May08 193:25 kwin -session 10ccdb6d70000132613209600000093170000_1335804738_172971

    I have to restart my xsession every 5-6 days to release the ram. It's really annoying.


    Quote Originally Posted by mspace View Post
    Has anybody experienced major memory leaks using openSUSE 12.1.

    Has anybody solution to this, or maybe has experiences the same with openSUSE 10.x, 11.x,... I don't know what to try else.

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    Default Re: openSUSE 12.1, xorg, firefox, memory leak

    On 05/17/2012 07:06 PM, neekz0r wrote:
    > I have to restart my xsession every 5-6 days to release the ram. It's
    > really annoying.


    what were the problem symptoms which caused you to want to "release the
    ram"? that is, did you get an error message that some program wasn't
    getting all the ram it wanted? or what?

    because, to the linux kernel: idle/unused RAM is wasted ram...

    that is to say that normally the kernel does a very good job of using
    and sharing RAM among all the running programs _when_ they need it
    without "releasing it" into nothingness (like some operating systems do)..

    mine is currently:
    Code:
    dd@linux:~> free -m
    total    used    free   shared   buffers   cached
    Mem:       982     951      30        0        18      465
    -/+ buffers/cache: 466     515
    Swap:     2047     103    1944
    which is perfectly normal, needing no user intervention whatsoever..

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    Default Re: openSUSE 12.1, xorg, firefox, memory leak

    On 2012-05-17 19:06, neekz0r wrote:
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    > Yes, I have as well for a while now. kwin is currently consuming 1.2GB
    > of ram. No, it's not cached. It's consumed.


    It is a bit difficult to read your data, because you are not using code
    tags. Advanced editor, # button

    Plus, you would have to show the progress during hours or days, I have
    nothing to compare to.

    Do you have swap?

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    Carlos E. R.
    (from 11.4 x86_64 "Celadon" at Telcontar)

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