[kde-solaris] Memory leak in KDe 3.1?

LeBar, Russell J kde-solaris@mail.kde.org
Mon Mar 31 18:04:44 2003

Some of the screensavers, such as the Matrix seem to slowly grow over time.
But it's hard to tell -- I do not know what the pmap command means by "[
heap ]" (e.g. should it grow in size). I noticed that running a konsole and
then exiting it usually results in an increase in heap size. But again, this
may be normal. 

Kworldclock, at least the 3.1 version, appears to have a memory leak, but
I'm not sure what has to be done to cause it to kick in yet (one of my beta
users had one using over 200 megs but none of us can duplicate it).

-- Russ LeBar x3355

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On Saturday 22 March 2003 04:38 am, LeBar, Russell J wrote:
> Using my previously posted memstat.pl tool I have noticed that KDE
> appear to be slowly consuming resources after the user does something. I
> have a test user account that I've just left there doing nothing and no
> memory increase occurs. However, as soon as I do something such as
> up a konsole and then exiting it results in a slight permanent increase in
> memory. As best I can tell just about anything you do will have this net
> effect.
> Is this really a memory leak or am I catching e.g. part of the file cache
> (since the stack, heap, and "anon" are included in the calculation)? Has
> anyone else observed something similar? Using my tool and kompare it looks
> like usually just the heap is increasing in size.
> If this was a single-user workstation I would not be too concerned but I
> was hoping to run this on our Sun Ray servers (about 70 users, 2/3 on one
> server and 1.3 on the other).
> Thanks!
Do you have more information on this?  Like what app?  Are you getting 
confused with normal cacheing of resources? This can happen on linux quite a


Do you have a way to detect what app is leaking so we can profile the code 
more closely?

	-ian reinhart geiser
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