View Full Version : gnome-screensaver Needs 21.1 MB of Memory?
25th October 2009, 12:57 AM
Is it normal for gnome-screensaver to use 21.1 MB of memory? Seems a bit excessive unless it's doing a lot more than I expected.
25th October 2009, 01:13 AM
maybe you could replace it with xscreensaver ?
25th October 2009, 11:58 AM
Please file a bug report at http://bugz.fedoraproject.org/gnome-screensaver
25th October 2009, 09:25 PM
I'll keep an eye on memory usage and bug it when I see it go up again. Today gnome-screensaver is only using 1.5 MB, so I don't know if it got fixed or it climbs over time.
Thanks for the reply,
27th October 2009, 06:09 AM
it's worth remembering memory usage is a tricky thing to track, too. Some of that count may be shared libraries which other GNOME components are using; if so that memory wouldn't be freed even if gnome-screensaver wasn't running.
27th October 2009, 06:59 PM
What's happening is every time I lock and unlock the screen, gnome-screensaver's heap goes up by 200-500 KB. After the total memory for gnome-screensaver hits around 21 MB, it stops growing. Is that a bug or related to shared libraries?
Thanks for the replies,
27th October 2009, 07:11 PM
not entirely sure about that one. could be a leak, but then it'd be odd for it to stop flat at 21MB. it may be some kind of storage of history, but I'm not sure what history it'd be storing. you could ask a GNOME developer on IRC, I guess...
28th October 2009, 12:15 AM
You should fill that bug
7th November 2009, 08:40 PM
Bug (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=533614) submitted.
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