Excessive memory usage by unity-webapps-context-daemon

Bug #1083704 reported by hackel on 2012-11-27
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
WebApps: libunity-webapps
Maxim Ermilov
libunity-webapps (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

unity-webapps-context-daemon uses way too much memory for an application that simply gives me an icon to click on to get to a web application. This can be done with zero memory usage with a revolutionary technology called a "bookmark." For example, Facebook is currently using 80M RES / 473M VIRT:
/usr/lib/libunity-webapps/unity-webapps-context-daemon facebook facebook.com icon://unity-webapps-facebook [Invalid UTF-8]

I've seen it get as high as 120M RES before. This is crazy! Combine that with Google+, using 25M, Google Calendar with 15M, another 15M for Lauchpad, and Gmail with an unexpectedly low 6M, and another 3M for the unity-webapps-service, and we reach an appalling 141M RES memory being used. I really want Webapps to be useful, but until this memory situation is resolved, it makes no sense for me (or anyone else) to leave it enabled sucking up memory when the only functionality they give is that of some fancy bookmarks.

Related branches

Maxim Ermilov (zaspire) on 2012-11-29
affects: webapps-applications → libunity-webapps
Changed in libunity-webapps:
assignee: nobody → Maxim Ermilov (zaspire)
importance: Undecided → High
Maxim Ermilov (zaspire) on 2012-11-30
Changed in libunity-webapps:
status: New → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package libunity-webapps - 2.4.3daily12.12.03-0ubuntu1

libunity-webapps (2.4.3daily12.12.03-0ubuntu1) raring; urgency=low

  [ Alexandre Abreu ]
  * redefinition of typedef ‘UnityWebappsActionInfo’ in context-
    daemon/unity-webapps-action-manager.c (LP: #1051514)
  * Test repository/application-manifest fails (LP: #1040773)

  [ Maxim Ermilov ]
  * Excessive memory usage by unity-webapps-context-daemon (LP:

  [ Automatic PS uploader ]
  * Automatic snapshot from revision 877
 -- Automatic PS uploader <email address hidden> Mon, 03 Dec 2012 05:01:36 +0000

Changed in libunity-webapps (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
Changed in libunity-webapps:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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