gjs eats all available RAM and Freezes Computer

Bug #1926863 reported by Arden Goldberg on 2021-05-02
This bug affects 1 person
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gjs (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Title sums it up. Just upgraded to 21.04 from 20.10, and gjs has now three times eaten all memory and frozen the everything solid.

Some sort of massive memory leak.

I caught a screenshot of it doing it, ticks up about 1/10th GB every few seconds until computer goes bye-bye.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 21.04
Package: gjs 1.67.2-2ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 5.11.0-16.17-generic 5.11.12
Uname: Linux 5.11.0-16-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.11-0ubuntu65
Architecture: amd64
CasperMD5CheckResult: unknown
CurrentDesktop: ubuntu:GNOME
Date: Sat May 1 19:22:11 2021
InstallationDate: Installed on 2020-05-07 (359 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 20.04 LTS "Focal Fossa" - Release amd64 (20200423)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: gjs
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to hirsute on 2021-05-01 (0 days ago)

Do you have a reproducer for this?

I'm not quite certain what that means in this context, is a reproducer a script meant to recreate the conditions of the bug?

I have temporarily solved the issue by noting that it seemed to begin when the desktop was first drawn on screen, and running "sudo apt remove gnome-shell-extension-desktop-icons-ng" and "sudo apt remove gnome-shell-extension-desktop-icons". This is a bit inconvenient, but functional.

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