amule memory usage increases to 100% and makes the whole system unusable

Bug #610385 reported by Jean-Peer Lorenz on 2010-07-27
This bug affects 7 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
amule (Debian)
Fix Released
amule (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: amule

After wakeup from standby amule memory usage increases to 100% of my 4GB RAM very fast. The harddisk starts hard working (swap) and the whole system becomes unusable.

What I did:

* selected Standby to pause the machine over night
* wake up the machine next morning
-> wondered whats going on with the harddisk

Don't know if this is reproducable: I'm not keen on crashing my production system.

Description: Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS
Release: 10.04

  Installed: 2.2.6+debian0-7
  Candidate: 2.2.6+debian0-7
  Version table:
 *** 2.2.6+debian0-7 0

  Version table:
 *** 0

summary: - amule memory usage increases to 100% and make the whole system unusable
+ amule memory usage increases to 100% and makes the whole system unusable
Ohad (ohadle) wrote :

This happened to me twice so far. I do not use standby mode (this is a desktop), this happens just after a while of running the program.

arr (alan-drop-share) wrote :

This happens with me at least once a day.

shankao (shankao) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report. This bug has been reported to the developers of the software. You can track it and make comments at:

shankao (shankao) wrote :

Confirmed after reporters comments (plus reports in upstream bugtracker)

Changed in amule (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
shankao (shankao) on 2011-01-18
tags: added: lucid

Also affects aMule AdunanzA 2010.1 in 10.10. No stand-by problems, I simply started the app, then after downloading very fast a couple of files, CPU went to 100%.

Zane (zanetu) wrote :

Same problem on 64-bit Kubuntu 10.10. Disconnecting network and getting reconnected later sometimes results in the same problem.

tx (372046933-qq) wrote :

I can confirm that it happened at most 1 hour once. It exhaust almost 4GB memory and can hardly be killed because the system's response at the precise moment is astoundingly slow.
kernel info: Linux ASUS 2.6.32-31-generic #61-Ubuntu SMP Fri Apr 8 18:25:51 UTC 2011 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Changed in amule (Debian):
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Tiago (toazz) on 2011-05-19
tags: added: natty
Selmi (selmi) wrote :

it happens also in oneiric, i run it in kde
but it doesn't happen all the time, sometimes i have it running for hours, sometimes it happens in 15-20 minutes. i guess it may depend on count of files, connections or something like that

Changed in amule (Debian):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Vibhav Pant (vibhavp) on 2012-04-16
Changed in amule (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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