[Bug 164235] New: kmail stays in memory after closing, eats up all cpu and ram

T Kleindienst t.kleindienst at web.de
Mon Jun 16 17:46:07 CEST 2008

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           Summary: kmail stays in memory after closing, eats up all cpu and
           Product: kmail
           Version: 1.9.9
          Platform: unspecified
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: crash
          Priority: NOR
         Component: general
        AssignedTo: kdepim-bugs kde org
        ReportedBy: t.kleindienst web de

Version:           1.9.9 (using 3.5.9, Arch Linux)
Compiler:          Target: i686-pc-linux-gnu
OS:                Linux (i686) release 2.6.25-ARCH

The behaviour I'm noticing only appeared after upgrading from 3.5.8 to 3.5.9 (standard precompiled Arch packages from extra repository).

When starting kmail my system hangs for 10-30 seconds (core2duo 3Ghz with 4G of Ram). CPU usage goes up to 100% during this time. Application memory goes up by around 500 Mb (KsysGuard guessing ;-)

After closing kmail, the window closes, but the top still shows kmail, and kmail starts to eat more and more RAM till the system gets completely unresponsive.

To the rescue the only possibility is to kill the remaining kmail instance.

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