memory leak

Bug #72955 reported by ArbitraryConstant
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Brian Murray

Bug Description

This is using Kubuntu Edgy, fully updated as of this posting.

After a recent update (in the last 2 weeks or so) to edgy, various apps have started leaking memory to the point of swapping on my 2 gb system and eventually crashing. An example is firefox taking up 800 mb after a day at work browsing docs and the request tracker, even if I close everything back down to a single tab with Google loaded. I tried downloading the official build from mozzila and it still does it.

Watching xrestop, I've noticed that apps like kicker will increase their memory usage and then remain at a higher level when I do stuff like mouseover icons.

This didn't happen with the initial release of edgy.

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Carthik Sharma (carthik) wrote :

Do you still have this problem? Unfortunately with the info provided it is difficult to proceed, have you have any success at identifying the source of the problem? Using the "top" command to see what is using up the memory might help. Also examining the /var/log/syslog and /var/log/messages etc to see if there is anything unusual might help.

Thank you.

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Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

We are closing this bug report as it lacks the information, described in the previous comments, we need to investigate the problem further. However, please reopen it if you can give us the missing information and feel free to submit bug reports in the future.

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