Bug#638769: xorg: Memory leak in X

Andreas Beckmann debian at abeckmann.de
Mon Aug 22 18:08:17 UTC 2011

Hi Heikki,

please keep the bug Cc:ed.

On 2011-08-22 19:45, Heikki Aitakangas wrote:

> It is not the same problem. 599769 is related to 3d applications, while
> I have not managed to reproduce the leak with any 3d applications
> (tried glxinfo, Humble Indie Bundle 3 games, Heroes of Newerth).


> If this bug is related to nVidia stuff, then it is probably not the driver.
> I tried using nouveau - changed xorg.conf, blacklisted nvidia kernel
> module, but did not change the glx alternative (test with that changed
> ended up with nouveau kernel module crash) - and could still
> reproduce the leak with Iceweasel, though at less than half the amount
> of memory leaked for the same Iceweasel session.

The nouveau crash problem should be investigated too. With the new glx
alternative system it should be possible to switch from nvidia to
nouveau without pulling too many strings manually. (xorg,conf and
/etc/modprobe.d/nvidia-kernel-common.conf still need to be handled)

If you manage to reproduce the memory leak in a clean nouveau setup, we
can reassign the bug to xorg, but as long as some non-free bits are
involved, we can't do much about this problem.


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