Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i586; en-US; rv:0.9.5) Gecko/20011012 XFree86-4.0.3-5 Redhat 7.1 with Ximian Gnome 1.4 (newly updated) 1. open gtop to monitor X memory usage (make a note of usage) 2. open mozilla 3. open any web page 4. close mozilla 5. repeat steps 2-4 a few times 6. have a look a gtop to monitor X memory usage. (compare to previous value) It seems that mozilla allocates some X resources that are nor freed when mozilla exits. Could this be hidden "ownerless" mozilla X windows??? I get the same thing using Galeon.
1. Does the Xserver's memory usage "grow" in each cycle ? 2. Is it possible that the Xserver simply loads some fonts ? 3. Please do not use gtop/top to report/check_for memory usage. "top" is horrible - for example it reports ~580MB memory "usage" for my UltraSPARC's Xsun because it counts all mmap()'ed framebuffer device memory as "used" memory (real memory usage is ~60MB with tons of fonts loaded).
afaik, this is expected X behaviour. When X allocates memory for a picture, then allocates some more memory after that, it can't deallocate the memory for the picture. So if you use any program like top etc. it'll seem like X is eating more and more memory. What actually happens is when the picture isn't used anymore it gets swapped to disk. Unless you have a tiny swap partition it shouldn't be a problem. INVALID, imho.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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