Konsole get's sluggish after hours..
Roy J. Tellason
rtellason at blazenet.net
Mon Jul 5 17:33:45 BST 2004
On Saturday 03 July 2004 09:08 pm, Kenneth Aafløy wrote:
> > > > This seems to be a nontrivial memory leak, somewhere. I don't know
> > > > versions, but this was happening with whatever the heck I got under
> > > > Slackware 9.0, and stayed about the same in the stuff that came with
> > > > 9.1. I haven't gotten newer here to try out yet.
> > > I have same situation, open Konsole with 10 or more sessions,
> > > Konqueror for web browser and Kmail. After a day or more idle, Konsole
> > > little bit sluggish and i've to close Konqueror because eating system
> > > ram 100Mb just to open 2 website in tab.. duh...
> > That's even worse than here. I currently have 2 tabs open and it's
> > eating about 55MB of swap. Of course, it was only eating about 35MB of
> > swap when I first fired things up after the last restart...
> Hmm, my swap after a whole day of usage:
> 03:03:19 up 1 day, 3:48, 1 user, load average: 0.34, 0.47, 0.34
Eh? I don't see anything in there pertaining to swap. Those load numbers
seem a little high to me, though. Maybe not.
> And my swap is still stable, ie non-usage. I've attached the output of 'ps
> aux' edited to remove most unrelated processes. But just to mention it,
> I've yet to notice any sluggishness in konsole (maybe to little usage?).
I don't see where ps is going to help here either. That's telling you what's
running, but doesn't address the issue of swap that I can see...
What I do here is set up "top" to run on tty8, in the init scripts of each
machine I set up (there are currently three of them with a fourth one in
process). At the moment, the line in there that refers to swap reads as
Swap: 248964k av, 29680k used, 219284k free 27272k
Dunno why that "cached" bit is on that line. This is with KDE up and kmail
_only_ running at the present time.
Yesterday is a perfect example of the problem. I had kmail up, and also
konqueror (where I think the problem lies), and over a period of hours the
swap used got all the way up to 111M! The area around 20-30M seems to be
typical when you first start it up. Opening the browser and loading a web
page will use some, opening more tabs will drive things up, and once you
get up into the 50s things start to get *real* sluggish, and you don't wanna
use it any more.
At the moment I've got another machine on, also on the LAN and working
through the same firewall, and that's got a lot more physical RAM in it, so
that's where konqueror is running. There's 320M in that box and the last
time I looked it hadn't touched swap _at all_. I have some more NFS tweaking
to do before I get to the point were I'll be wanting to use mostly that box,
but having started out using it, I haven't noticed any particular pattern of
RAM usage increasing. Right now it's at 291012k used out of 321044k
available. We'll see if it increases or what...
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