Possible memory leak in eom

Bug #1608603 reported by Etienne Papegnies on 2016-08-01
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Bug Description

1) ouroumov@Box:~/Desktop$ lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS
Release: 16.04

2) ouroumov@Box:~/Desktop$ apt-cache policy eom
eom:
  Installed: 1.12.2-2
  Candidate: 1.12.2-2
  Version table:
 *** 1.12.2-2 500
        500 http://fr.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial/universe amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

3) eom memory usage should not increase over time

4) eom memory usage does increase over time

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I'm not sure if it's a bug or if it's intended behavior.

See the evolution of memory in the plot at the end of this thread: https://ubuntu-mate.community/t/possible-memory-leak-in-mate-panel/7717/15

If eom maintains a dedicated memory cache, IMHO it shouldn't at least on Linux because Linux file caching is good enough. If it does not maintain a memory cache then eom is leaking memory.

See attachment in https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu-mate/+bug/1608599 for the log used to build the plot.

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