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#898 Possible Memory leaks with Gnome apps

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icewm-1.3 (100)
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2012-08-03
2012-08-03
Anonymous
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System:
Debian Wheezy
Mint 11

Software versions:
IceWM 1.3.7
eog: 3.4.2
gedit: 3.4.2
gcalctool: 6.4.2.1
libglib2-0: 2.32.3-1
libgtk-3-0: 3.4-2.2

Various gnome applications (eog, gcalctool and gedit have so far been tested) can cause IceWMs memory usage to increase by simply opening and closing the application. The attached screenshots show IceWM memory useage before and after opening and closing eog 50 times. Attached also is a valgrind log from opening and closing eog once. After 24 hours of opening and closing eog every 2 seconds, IceWM almost completely occupied system ram, the system was heavily hitting swap and unusable.

xfdesktop 4 does not produce the same behaviour so am assuming this is an issue with IceWM

As the valgrind log is too large to attach, it can be obtained from http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11606706/Bugs/icewm-mem.tar.gz

Discussion


  • Anonymous
    2012-08-03

    Interestingly no such behaviour with icewm-lite either