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Old 07-08-11, 12:22 PM   #1
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Default [BUG REPORT] - significant memory leak in v275.09.07 with gnome-shell

Bug: On my system, gnome-shell clearly "leaks" memory at a rate of ~2 MB/min...

Supporting data: I ran the following script upon logging in to Gnome, running from another tty (ALT+CTRL+F1) then came back to my graphical X running on tty8 and just let the mouse sit there idle. I stopped collecting data after 45 min as you can see in the graphic.

Here is the script I wrote to simply makes two columns in a logfile, one for gnome-shell's mem RSS and the second for a simple time stamp.

for i in {1..6000}; do
    number=$(ps -A --sort -rss -o comm,rss | head -n 3 | grep gnome-shell | awk '{ print $2 }')
    correct=$(echo "scale=2;$number/1024" | bc)
    echo "$correct $i" >> /dev/shm/mem_usage.txt 
    sleep 60s
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