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Bug 79551 - Bad: The gnome-terminal leaks memory seriously
Summary: Bad: The gnome-terminal leaks memory seriously
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: Xft
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Havoc Pennington
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-12-13 11:00 UTC by Istvan David
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:38 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2002-12-13 13:57:19 UTC

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Description Istvan David 2002-12-13 11:00:46 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.2) Gecko/20021203

Description of problem:
Recently i upgraded RH Linux 7.3 to RH 8.0.

There is a memory leak in gnome-terminal.
I think that the history buffer is leaking. When i start 'top' ane leave it for
a while, the 'gnome-terminal' process size grows each second, and in a few
minutes grows over 100MB.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open the gnome terminal
2. Start 'top'
3. Wait few minutes

Actual Results:  The size of the terminal in memory grown to 100MB, swap grown
over 300MB

Expected Results:  The memory size should been approx. constant.

Additional info:

Version number:

bash-2.05$ gnome-terminal --version
Gnome gnome-terminal 2.0.1


Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2002-12-13 13:57:19 UTC
This is a known bug in Xft, you can find test packages with a fix 

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