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Bug 81227 - 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: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Mark McLoughlin
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-01-06 22:12 UTC by Jonathan Schatz
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:49 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-01-14 20:50:51 UTC

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Description Jonathan Schatz 2003-01-06 22:12:28 UTC
Description of problem:
I left my machine up for 2 weeks while i was on holiday, and came back to find
my machine out of memory:

[jon@jonschatz-lx jon]$ free
             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:       1030560    1017836      12724          0       2936      34736
-/+ buffers/cache:     980164      50396
Swap:       522104     522104          0

i looked through the process list and found the problem:
[jon@jonschatz-lx jon]$ ps auxwww|grep gweather
jon       2082  0.0 80.3 1311324 828156 ?    S     2002   1:49
--oaf-activate-iid=OAFIID:GNOME_GWeatherApplet_Factory --oaf-ior-fd=18

i'm checking weather for 2 places (Palo Alto + San Francisco). I couldn't find
any useful information about this applet in gconf, but i may be looking in the
wrong place.

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

[jon@jonschatz-lx jon]$ rpm -q --whatprovides /usr/libexec/gweather-applet-2

How reproducible:

This is the first time it's happened, but i reboot my machine a lot, and usually
never have more than a few days of uptime.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Add gweather applet to panel
2. Leave machine on for 2 weeks
3. Cry

Additional info:

Linux 2.4.18-18.8.0 #1 Thu Nov 14 00:10:29 EST 2002 i686
i686 i386 GNU/Linux

I've also applied all updates for 8.0

Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2003-01-14 20:50:51 UTC
Should be fixed in next release (though I didn't leave it running 2 weeks to
check, it doesn't appear to be growing in a shorter time)

Comment 2 Havoc Pennington 2003-01-14 20:51:59 UTC
(The leak may have been the Xft bug fixed in the Xft packages
at if you want to see
if those fix the problem in the interim)

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