gnome-shell leaks memory and eventually crashes X
I noticed the other day that gnome-shell was using over 600 MB of memory on my Linux Mint 12 desktop after being up for a few days. I rebooted in the morning. By 1 pm, gnome-shell was using 118 MB of memory, 24 hours later, it is up to 286 MB.
I'm using Linux Mint 12 Gnome 64 bit.
I use a lot of VM's which are a hassle to shutdown and restart to reboot the system, so I like to let my system stay running for days at a time, which is thwarted by essential processes that leak memory. Ironically, I switched to Mint from standard Ubuntu in part because of a similar memory leak in unity-panel-