(continued) XFree86 problem?
Brian Fundakowski Feldman
green at freebsd.org
Thu Jun 17 17:50:23 GMT 2004
On Thu, Jun 17, 2004 at 09:27:38AM -0500, Craig Boston wrote:
> 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.
At the least, you can get a very distant overview by mounting /proc and
looking at the /proc/<pid>/map of the X server. It should give you a
reasonable amount of information on at least whether all your memory is
being used by anonymous memory, or device mappings, or file mappings...
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