Xorg massive memory usage

Marcus Rademacher endingpop at gmail.com
Wed Feb 3 18:21:30 PST 2010

There appears to be a bug relating to this on launchpad, so I've added my
report as well.

Thanks to the list for helping me figure this out!


On Wed, Feb 3, 2010 at 3:18 PM, Dan Nicholson <dbn.lists at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Feb 3, 2010 at 9:35 AM, Marcus Rademacher <endingpop at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > It lists x-nautilus-desktop at the top with 2257K, then two more entries
> > that are <unknown> with 2250K in use each.
> That would seem to make sense since a program just creating
> directories/files and deleting them would have no effect on bare X.
> Nautilus is either leaking when this happens or maybe keeping a
> massive cache since it monitors file usage. I'd bet the leak goes away
> if you try running your program without GNOME. E.g., run startx with
> just an xterm and launch your program from there.
> If the problem is nautilus leaking, you'll have to file a bug in the
> gnome or ubuntu trackers.
> --
> Dan
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