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Bug 77470 - rhn-applet-gui consumes a large portion of memory for just a resident applet
Summary: rhn-applet-gui consumes a large portion of memory for just a resident applet
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rhn-applet
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Daniel Veillard
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-11-07 16:09 UTC by Michael Lee Yohe
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:38 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2006-02-21 18:50:06 UTC

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Description Michael Lee Yohe 2002-11-07 16:09:07 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.6 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20020830

Description of problem:
rhn-applet-gui sits in the Gnome panel display a few different icons.  Every
once in a while, it will sit near the top of "top" while it is doing its checking.

 3533 myohe     15   0 16240  15M  9868 S     0.0  2.1   0:21 rhn-applet-gui

16M of memory consumed.  Nautilus does much more (draws the desktop, displays
folders, etc.) and it consumes only a mere 4M more than the applet in just a
normal session.  I suppose it is do to the fact that rhn-applet-gui is a
resident Python session versus being programmed in leaner non-scripting language
like Nautilus.  Nonetheless - it's a hog for a really nice utility.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
$ rpm -qf `which rhn-applet-gui`

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Ensure that you've opted to have RHN's little update applet loaded in your panel.
2. Check top and search for "rhn-applet-gui"


Actual Results:  Lots of memory consumed.

Expected Results:  Not so much memory consumed.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Dennis Grant 2002-12-24 13:53:24 UTC

Me too.

Been chasing memory leaks on my system. Found and fixed one in the gweather
applet, now the rhn applet appears next in line:

ps -e -o size,args --sort size (truncated)

11404 gnome-panel --sm-client-id default2
15340 /usr/bin/python /usr/bin/rhn-applet-gui --sm-client-id default5
15972 nautilus --no-default-window --sm-client-id default3
30828 /usr/local/netscape/netscape-bin
284072 /usr/X11R6/bin/X :0 -auth /var/gdm/:0.Xauth


Comment 2 Daniel Veillard 2003-04-08 09:32:10 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 69467 ***

Comment 3 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 18:50:06 UTC
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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