Bug#752029: mate-desktop-environment: mate-settings-daemon memory accumulation

Andrew Kane akane at freegeekseattle.org
Wed Jun 18 21:22:02 UTC 2014

Source: mate-desktop-environment
Severity: important

Dear Maintainer,

After running MATE desktop for a while (varying from a few hours to about 3 days) the desktop becomes unresponsive.
Top shows mate-settings-daemon taking about 88% of available RAM (on 8GB machine). 
After sending signal 9 to mate-settings-daemon's PID, the daemon immediately respawns and starts gobbling RAM again. 
At no time does the desktop become responsive again.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: jessie/sid
  APT prefers testing-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'testing-updates'), (500, 'testing-proposed-updates'), (500, 'testing'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 3.14-1-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

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