python-dbus 0.80.1 memory leak issue

Curtis Maloney cmaloney at
Tue Jan 30 18:18:37 PST 2007

Luka Renko wrote:
> Hello,
> I am one of the developers of KDE Guidance Power Manager that uses python-dbus 
> to access HAL for power management (battery, suspend/hibernate, CPU freq 
> scaling). By recent upgrade of python-dbus in Kubuntu Feisty to python-dbus 
> 0.80.1 we have got several user complaints about huge memory consumption of 
> our application. Memory was used in the range of 0.5 MB/minute. See bug [1] 
> for more details.

I got one of our guys to test this out on our dev system, and it looks like 
we're seeing leakage as well.

We're using the default glib mainloop.

Curtis Maloney
cmaloney at

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