High memory usage of gsd-color

Bug #2020846 reported by Aswin S Soman
This bug affects 1 person
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gnome-settings-daemon (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

The Gnome shell consumes an extremely high amount of memory and not clearing up. While using the system it doesn't take much memory, however, when being put to sleep, it builds up memory usage. The next day system becomes too slow and takes a long time to respond. It returns to a normal state after I kill the "gsd-color" process from the system monitor.

For instance, gsd-color took 1Gb of memory while working, but after putting it to sleep overnight, it shows usage of 28Gb memory the next day.

My system is Dell OptiPlex 5050 desktop
CPU : Intel® Core™ i7-7700 CPU @ 3.60GHz × 8
OS : Ubuntu 20.04.6 LTS.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 20.04
Package: gnome-shell 3.36.9-0ubuntu0.20.04.2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 5.4.0-148.165-generic 5.4.231
Uname: Linux 5.4.0-148-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.11-0ubuntu27.26
Architecture: amd64
CasperMD5CheckResult: skip
CurrentDesktop: ubuntu:GNOME
Date: Fri May 26 11:28:26 2023
DisplayManager: gdm3
InstallationDate: Installed on 2018-09-19 (1709 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS "Bionic Beaver" - Release amd64 (20180725)
RelatedPackageVersions: mutter-common 3.36.9-0ubuntu0.20.04.2
SourcePackage: gnome-shell
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to focal on 2020-12-26 (880 days ago)

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Aswin S Soman (aswin-s-soman) wrote :
affects: gnome-shell (Ubuntu) → gnome-settings-daemon (Ubuntu)
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Daniel van Vugt (vanvugt) wrote :

Thanks for the bug report. I can't find any upstream leak fixes in gnome-settings-daemon and gnome-desktop that you wouldn't already have.

If you can then please upgrade to Ubuntu 22.04 and see if the problem is already fixed. If you can't, or if it's not fixed, then please report it at https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gnome-settings-daemon/-/issues

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