[Konsole-devel] [Bug 176974] High memory consumption when using Konsole for a longer time.

Michael Meier mick22 at gmx.at
Fri Jun 12 21:46:15 UTC 2009


--- Comment #46 from Michael Meier <mick22 gmx at>  2009-06-12 23:46:10 ---
Artem, don't get me wrong, I don't say that everything is ok with the current
version. Its memory usage is very high, but I doubt there's a leak. If the
memory usage stays constant after a certain number of actions, that is a good
sign that there's no leak. Plus, valgrind also shows no leaks.

My conclusion was that it's all due to to heap fragmentation, and the link you
posted gives exactly the same explanation. Even if you have multiple tabs, they
all share the same heap. And if the heap gets fragmented, little memory can be
returned to the OS. 

Meanwhile, the high memory consumption has been greatly reduced. In my tests
with 6-8 tabs and 30.000 history, it now hardly ever reaches 100 MB. So just
way for the patch to be included, I think you'll be satisfied then.

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