[kwlug-disc] Debugging for memory use

Khalid Baheyeldin kb at 2bits.com
Mon Aug 30 12:28:51 EDT 2010

On Mon, Aug 30, 2010 at 12:13 PM, Chris Irwin <chris at chrisirwin.ca> wrote:

> Maybe it could be thumbnails. If I start browsing around, could nautilus
> be hanging on to thumbnails in memory? I suppose I'll have to do a basic
> comparison of memory usage.

I have seen something similar. Has not happened for a while, but basically
it was when I open Dolphin (the KDE 4 file manager) and browse a lot of
local directories that have pictures in them, open some of them in Gwenview
(KDE 4's generic viewer), and page from to the next.

After that, I feel that the laptop becomes sluggish, and memory usage soars.

The difference is that /usr/bin/X was the one that I see grew larger in this
theorizing that it is a memory leak in X.

As I said it has not happened in a while, so either the leak was fixed, or I
not been browsing the albums that much lately.
Khalid M. Baheyeldin
2bits.com, Inc.
Drupal optimization, development, customization and consulting.
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