System monitor applet - innacurate RAM utilization graph

Bug #227440 reported by schtarbux on 2008-05-06
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Gnome System Monitor
gnome-system-monitor (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs
Nominated for Karmic by marcus

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-system-monitor

I've got two vmware sessions running (one at 1.1G ram and one at .5G), Gnome with compiz, Firefox etc....
The processes tab reports these using (what sounds like) the right amount of ram but the graph sits right at 600meg.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: amd64
Date: Tue May 6 14:36:21 2008
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.04
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/gnome-system-monitor
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia ath_hal
Package: gnome-system-monitor 2.22.0-1ubuntu3
PackageArchitecture: amd64
SourcePackage: gnome-system-monitor
Uname: Linux 2.6.24-16-generic x86_64

schtarbux (glennrjohnson) wrote :
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

thanks for your report, can you take an screenshot of that window? also what's top said about it?

Changed in gnome-system-monitor:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Incomplete
Nikoleta Verbeck (nerdynick) wrote :

I am also seeing gnome-system-monitor showing inacurate Memory usage all around. The Line Graph shows less then 50% usage and the Pie Graph shows 33% usage but when I view memory usage in TOP I get a very diffrent result. A much lower result of free memory.

This is a clean install on a base system(Not a VM).

Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Closing this bug report as no further information has been provided. Please feel free to reopen this bug if you can provide the information asked for. Thanks!.

Changed in gnome-system-monitor:
status: Incomplete → Invalid
Razeor (razeor) wrote :

I am seeing the same issue. I have 2 x vm's running. One which is allocated 768mb ram and the other 512. I have attached a screenshot of the issue. Both VM's are running at the time of capture.

I don't know if its possible (or even the right place to request this), but if the system monitor could detect vm ram usage and display it on the graphs in a different colour (or colours per vm) that would be awesome! For example: the memory pie graph could be made up of multiple different coloured sections dependent on host and guest vm ram usage.

If you need more info or someone to beta test any changes, let me know.

Razeor (razeor) on 2008-11-13
Changed in gnome-system-monitor:
status: Invalid → Incomplete
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

feel free to forward it upstream to since you're having the issue, i don't get the problem here at my installation. thanks.

Has someone forwarded this upstream and can tell us a bug number? Thanks.

Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

We are closing this bug report because it lacks the information we need to investigate the problem, as described in the previous comments. Please reopen it if you can give us the missing information, and don't hesitate to submit bug reports in the future. To reopen the bug report you can click on the current status, under the Status column, and change the Status back to New. Thanks again!.

Changed in gnome-system-monitor:
status: Incomplete → Invalid
Razeor (razeor) wrote :

I have opened the bug report at


Changed in gnome-system-monitor:
status: Invalid → New
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

thank you for sending the bug to GNOME

Changed in gnome-system-monitor:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Unknown
status: New → Unknown
Changed in gnome-system-monitor:
status: Unknown → New
Changed in gnome-system-monitor:
importance: Unknown → Medium
Changed in gnome-system-monitor:
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in gnome-system-monitor:
status: Incomplete → Expired
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