[compiz] memory leak bug under ubuntu gutsy w/ nvidia

Travis Watkins amaranth at ubuntu.com
Sat Oct 20 11:59:37 PDT 2007

On 10/19/07, Matt Price <matt.price at utoronto.ca> wrote:
> hi there,
> a number of users of ubuntu gutsy with nvidia cards are experiencing a
> serious memory leak under compiz.  This leak essentially renders compiz
> unusable for us.  Gutsy ships with a compiz versioned at 0.6.0
> +git20071008 , which I imagine isn't that different from the current
> compiz, and with the current 100.14.19 nvidia driver running under a
> 2.6.22 kernel.  I'm just wondering whether any non-ubuntu users are
> seeing this same problem, and whether anyone on this list has
> suggestions for tracking down the bug source.  At first it seemed that
> the bug might be specific to some plugin, but that doesn't seem to be
> the case.
> The ubuntu bug report is at :
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/compiz-fusion-plugins-main/+bug/151168
> with at least one duplicate at:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/compiz/+bug/154210
>   thanks for the help,
> matt

It's the problem with the nvidia driver. Instead of showing you a
black window when it runs out of memory it sticks the texture in the
process asking for it and never frees it. This is our latest guess,

Travis Watkins

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