Cpufreq applet using lots of memory

Bug #1510484 reported by eBin on 2015-10-27
This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-applets (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I kill this process yesterday (when had above 500MiB RAM used) and clicked "load again" when ubuntu/gnome detected this. After this time memory usage grow from few MiB to 571MiB (I don't shut down laptop, only suspend [close cover] for night). I had this problem also before release upgrade from 15.04 to 15.10. I am not sure but maybe this problem on 14.04 not exists.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 15.10
Package: gnome-applets 3.16.1-3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.2.0-16.19-generic 4.2.3
Uname: Linux 4.2.0-16-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.19.1-0ubuntu3
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: GNOME-Flashback:Unity
Date: Tue Oct 27 11:18:58 2015
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
ExecutablePath: /usr/lib/gnome-applets/cpufreq-applet
InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-10-16 (375 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Release amd64 (20140722.2)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: gnome-applets
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to wily on 2015-10-23 (3 days ago)

eBin (ebin.) wrote :
description: updated
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in gnome-applets (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
eBin (ebin.) wrote :

Memory usage grow when "Ondemand" mode is selected (while changing frequency?).

Changed in gnome-applets (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
rew (r-e-wolff) wrote :

Apparently this problem affects me more than others:

 wolff 2575 0.0 47.1 48272128 15494168 ? Sl 2016 161:12 /usr/lib/gnome-applets/cpufreq-applet

On my system, the applet had consumed 48 Gigabytes of memory before I noticed..... It was started so long ago the date is mentioned by "ps auxww" as "2016".

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