(continued) XFree86 problem?

Craig Boston craig at xfoil.gank.org
Thu Jun 17 14:28:02 GMT 2004

On Wednesday 16 June 2004 08:05 pm, Kris Kennaway wrote:
> Does xrestop show anything for you (it didn't for the OP, but it may
> not be the same problem)?

Nothing really useful:

  769 root     104    0   441M   416M RUN    576:24 20.31% 20.31% XFree86

xrestop - Display: localhost:0
          Monitoring 36 clients. XErrors: 0
          Pixmaps:   30123K total, Other:    1003K total, All:   31127K total

Glancing through the list of clients, I don't see any that look obviously 
wrong.  All of them correspond to currently running processes.  There is only 
1 unknown but it doesn't seem to be taking up much memory:

res-base Wins  GCs Fnts Pxms Misc   Pxm mem  Other   Total   PID Identifier    
4200000     6   39    1    6   27      192K      2K    194K   ?   <unknown>

So if it's a client resource leak, it's not one that xrestop can detect...  
Also, usage as reported by xrestop has gone down by 25M since my post 
yesterday (I have a lot less running now), but the XFree86 process is still 
at 416 resident -- only a 4M drop.

It could just be XFree86 being overly aggressive with its pixmap cache, but I 
don't know how to check that and/or tune it to more reasonable values.


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