Xfdesktop Memory Leak

Romuald Brunet romuald.brunet at gmail.com
Mon Aug 7 10:05:45 CEST 2006

On 8/3/06, Timothy White <xfce.users at weirdo.bur.st> wrote:
> I noticed this arvo my memory usage had risen to a new record high!
> (Obviously a lot was swapped out). I can show you memory graphs if you
> want proof. I finally had a forced reboot the other day, so decided to
> update xfce from svn at the same time.... I checked out revision
> 22610.
> Upon investigating the memory usage, I discovered xfdesktop had
> swapped more than 1.1Gb out! Ick! Killing it has made my memory look
> much better!
> I think possibly the reason for the memory leak, might have something
> to do with how I am doing 'random' wallpapers. Because I don't logout
> (except when forced to, by xfce upgrades or reboot) I have a crontab
> entry that every 15 minutes runs 'xfdesktop -reload' or something
> along those lines, forcing a reload, and a new picture. I assume that
> xfdesktop is not releasing the memory it's holding the picture in, and
> so each time it loads a new picture, it doesn't remove the old ones
> from memory, or something like that.
> For now I have disabled xfdesktop, and when I get a chance, I will try
> and see why the memory is leaking. Otherwise, over to you guys!
> Thanks!

Just a world to say I have the same problem here, using xfdesktop on  Xfce (Ubuntu Dapper)

Except that I don't use random wallpapers and don't tell xfdesktop to reload :)
I kill and relaunch the process from time to time, to avoid it swapping to much.

That's all

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