xorg 6.9.0 mem leak

Randy Bush randy at psg.com
Mon Jan 30 13:34:40 PST 2006

>>> The new malloc implementation still it is going to be perfected,
>>> in my station:
>>> Xorg increase +/- 40%
>>> Firefox increase +/- 60%
>>> Amule increase +/- 30%
>>>        I not recompile this ports after world.
>>> Ricardo A. Reis
>>> Unix and Network Admin
>> let me be more clear.  this is a leak, not an increase.
>> if i leave the system untouched (and it's a laptop which runs no
>> net services), memory use by xorg (shown by top) slowly goes from
>> under 100m to 500m in four hours.  and it keeps going until it
>> starts to swap.  and it keeps going until it crashes the system.
>> and this is new with build and portupgrade of 2006.01.23, a week
>> ago.
> On 25 January, I checked in some malloc changes that fix some severe  
> fragmentation problems.  Can you please try with a newer libc, and  
> see if the problem persists?

sorry not to be sufficiently clear.  i am updatin every two or
three days, last was today.  problem persists.


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