Troubleshooting server memory leaks
dennisml at conversis.de
Thu Nov 26 10:15:03 PST 2009
On 11/26/2009 03:42 AM, Ross Vandegrift wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I've noticed a slow memory leak which causes Xorg to burn through all
> the memory on my workstation. After leaving it run approximately 30
> hours, the RSS is at 55.6% of 2GiB. I have returned to an OOMed box
> that I had to powercycle. Last night, I came back to an RSS of ~80%
> of 2GiB, all of my swap used, but was able to kill and restart Xorg in
> time. xrestop show usage of about 30MiB.
> There is a potential match in the Debian BTS , but there is no
> solution, or even a guess.
> I don't know much else about troubleshooting memory leaks in the X
> server. What should I look at next?
> This is Xorg 7.4, X server 1.6.5, nv driver, no compositing manager,
> no DRI. System is Debian testing/unstable.
>  http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=531071
I'm seeing the same thing on Fedora 11:
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