Memory leak in notify-osd
Binary package hint: notify-osd
Ever since upgrading to Ubuntu 9.10, I found that these programs, which I believe are closely related, leak a lot of memory over time:
E.g., after a day, each of the above consumes many hundreds of MB in the resident set size (and even more in the virtual memory size). I usually just send SIGTERM to both; after killing notify-osd, I am prompted to restart the program (don't quite remember what the dialog box says, but the button to hit is Reload). The programs restart with small memory usage again.
Not sure if it matters, but I use Pidgin, and I leave it running all the time. My understanding is that notify-osd is the program that draws those pop-up notifications whenever signs on/off, and AFAIK Pidgin is the only program that I ever see these pop-up notifications from.
$ lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 9.04
$ uname -a
Linux yang-xps410 2.6.28-11-generic #42-Ubuntu SMP Fri Apr 17 01:58:03 UTC 2009 x86_64 GNU/Linux
$ apt-cache policy notify-osd
*** 0.9.11-0ubuntu3 0
|Changed in notify-osd (Ubuntu Karmic):|
|assignee:||nobody → Mirco Müller (macslow)|
|Changed in notify-osd:|
|status:||New → Fix Released|
|no longer affects:||notify-osd|