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Re: [opensuse] Tumbleweed: X Consuming Huge Amounts of Memory
  • From: Per Jessen <per@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 23 Jan 2016 18:47:57 +0100
  • Message-id: <n80ecd$7dc$>
SDM wrote:

On my desktop PC, X easily consumes over 3 GB of memory within 16
hours of use and will continue crawling over the 4 GB mark. It will
eventually make my system run out of memory unless I log out of and
back in KDE every 1-3 days. I open and close a lot of windows
(Dolphin, FF, and more), and this makes X incrementally increase its
memory footprint. When I close Windows, the memory never drops back
down; it just goes in one direction and that is up. Is anyone else
experiencing this under TW? I'm using the radeon open source driver on
a "01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
[AMD/ATI] Juniper PRO [Radeon HD 6750]" card.

I did some tests with running Leap on a different HDD and the same PC,
and this doesn't happen. This problem also didn't used to happen on TW
but was introduced with a Plasma 5 update some weeks ago. I've asked
around a bit through some other channels and nobody is familiar with
this so I'm trying here. Any suggestions on how I can find out what
the culprit is for the leak (I think it may be KDE related, not X

Switch to a virtual console, run top and sort by memory usage "M".

I would file a bug report but don't know if X is the culprit,
or if it's plasmashell or something else.

plasmashell had a memory leak at some point:

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