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Bug 76872 - memory leak in gweather-applet-2
Summary: memory leak in gweather-applet-2
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gnome-applets
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Mark McLoughlin
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-10-28 15:36 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:47 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2002-12-20 02:26:10 UTC

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Description Need Real Name 2002-10-28 15:36:03 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.0.1) Gecko/20021003

Description of problem:
Gweather-applet-2 memory usage steadily increases over time.  The first time I
noticed this, gweather-applet-2 was using 384 MB of memory (reported by top);
this was after running the applet for 1-2 weeks.  After killing and restarting
gweather-applet-2, I noticed that it's memory use (reported by top) increased
from 8.7 MB to 21 MB over a 12 hour period.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. add gweather-applet-2 to gnome panel
2. run top
3. watch the memory used by gweather-applet-2 slowly creep up and up

Actual Results:  Gweather-applet-2 consumed massive amount of memory.

Expected Results:  Gweather-applet-2 should not consume massive amount of memory.

Additional info:

A memory leak in gweather-applet-2 was reported in gnome bugzilla:

Comment 1 Nathan G. Grennan 2002-12-03 04:43:40 UTC
I just experienced this bug. I have been running gweather-applet-2 for months
and recently upgraded motherboard and memory. As a result my memory went from
768mb to 512mb. I also don't have a swap partition or file. Just now while
opening a new message window in Evolution I saw the beginnings of a out of
memory storm. So I closed galeon, evolution, and mplayer. Then I ran top in a
terminal and sorted by memory. I found gweather-applet-2 was using 19.4% of
memory, or 99.328mb of 512mb. The current uptime is two days.

Comment 2 Havoc Pennington 2002-12-20 02:26:10 UTC claims fixed.
Not sure rawhide has quite new enough gnome-applets but it will shortly.

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