Bug#638769: xorg: Memory leak in X

Cyril Brulebois kibi at debian.org
Sun Aug 21 17:08:38 UTC 2011

reassign 638769 nvidia-glx

Heikki Aitakangas <ornedan at gmail.com> (21/08/2011):
> X takes large amounts of memory when certain programs are run - so far
> reproduced with Iceweasel 5.0-6, did not occur with previous version
> from testing, which was 3.something. This memory does not get released
> when the program ends that the memory's allocation correlated with the
> running of.
> xrestop does not show any program using anywhere near as much memory
> as the X server itself does. For example, at the moment of writing X
> is at 2.3G virtual of which 2GB resident, but xrestop shows a 46481K
> total.

Reassigning to the proprietary driver you're using.

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