Memory leak in X server?
daniel at fooishbar.org
Thu Mar 1 11:08:23 PST 2007
On Thu, Mar 01, 2007 at 11:51:23AM -0700, Philip Prindeville wrote:
> I noticed that the longer that goes on, the more memory my
> X server ends up taking (growing past 1GB after a couple
> of weeks):
> PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND
> 30485 root 5 -10 252m 56m 14m S 5.5 6.0 265:26.68 Xorg
> There's not a lot of customization in my xorg.conf file.
> Is this a known issue? Are there any extensions that are
> suspect I could disable?
Note that only 56MB is used by the X server, whereas the rest is gone
in mmap()ed video memory, et al. Usually the memory consumption is
caused by runaway clients (read: Firefox). You can install xrestop to
find any overly greedy clients.
: Wildly inaccurate measurement, even so.
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