[raring] GNOME System Monitor leaks memory

Bug #1110498 reported by Alin Andrei on 2013-01-30
This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Gnome System Monitor
Fix Released
gnome-system-monitor (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

GNOME System Monitor leaks memory in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, here's a screenshot with the memory usage after about 2-3 hours: http://i.imgur.com/ot5Q6ZG.png

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.04
Package: gnome-system-monitor 3.6.1-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.8.0-2.6-generic 3.8.0-rc4
Uname: Linux 3.8.0-2-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.8-0ubuntu2
Architecture: amd64
Date: Wed Jan 30 17:11:59 2013
InstallationDate: Installed on 2012-12-30 (31 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" - Release amd64 (20121017.5)
MarkForUpload: True
SourcePackage: gnome-system-monitor
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to raring on 2013-01-12 (18 days ago)

Alin Andrei (nilarimogard) wrote :
Alin Andrei (nilarimogard) wrote :

No response? It's pretty serious...

I'm attaching a valrgind log, but please note that I've only let GNOME System Monitor run for a few minutes because it kept my CPU close to 100% and the CPU temperature was getting close to 100C.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in gnome-system-monitor (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in gnome-system-monitor (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in gnome-system-monitor:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → Fix Released
Dmitry Shachnev (mitya57) wrote :
Changed in gnome-system-monitor (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
Alin Andrei (nilarimogard) wrote :

Yes, the memory leaks finally seem fixed. Thank you very much Dmitry!

Alin Andrei (nilarimogard) wrote :

Unfortunately it's not fixed. I've left it running for the night and this morning it was using more than 1GB of RAM: http://i.imgur.com/vRng63A.png

I'm using the latest version 3.7.90-0ubuntu1

Also, I've noticed the GNOME System Monitor memory usage increasing rapidly when upgrading a lot of packages using Synaptic Package Manager, maybe someone could check that out...? I'll try to reproduce it when I have lots of updates...

Changed in gnome-system-monitor (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Released → Confirmed
Robert Roth (evfool) wrote :

Thanks for the note, reopened the upstream bug too, we'll take a look into that.

Changed in gnome-system-monitor (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Alin Andrei (nilarimogard) wrote :

My above observation seems to be true, I've tested this again: GNOME System Monitor was using ~15MB of RAM, then after I've used Synaptic to upgrade about 15 packages, the GNOME System Monitor memory usage has jumped to 124 MB.

Changed in gnome-system-monitor:
status: Fix Released → Confirmed
Changed in gnome-system-monitor:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Robert Roth (evfool) wrote :

Thank you for reporting this bug to Ubuntu. Ubuntu 13.04 reached EOL on January 27, 2014.
See this document for currently supported Ubuntu releases: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Releases

I've tried recreating this bug with your release and was unable to, given the information you've provided. Please upgrade to the latest version and re-test. If the bug is still reproducible, increase the verbosity of the steps to recreate it so we can try again.

Do feel free to report any other bugs you may find.

Changed in gnome-system-monitor (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Incomplete
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