avahi-daemon exhibits increasing memory consumption due to libdbus-1 FIXME

Will Thompson will.thompson at collabora.co.uk
Fri Feb 1 01:50:29 PST 2013

On 29/01/13 18:04, Thomas Fitzsimmons wrote:
> This libdbus-1 issue has been present for a long time and seems low
> impact.  And it isn't technically a memory leak because the parent
> subtree objects are always reachable and are properly freed when the
> connection shuts down.  But under the right conditions -- a long-running
> process, a long-lived connection to D-Bus, registration and
> unregistration of an unbounded number of unique object paths -- it can
> create a significant problem in real-world situations (e.g., in our
> product).  It may impact other services that use libdbus-1.
> Would the D-Bus maintainers be open to a patch to fix this long-standing

I can't speak for other committers, but I think this would be a welcome 
patch. (I can't see any good reason to prefer the current behaviour!)


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