Bug#343698: [Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#343698: xfce4-cpufreq-plugin: Causes xfce4-panel to eat an always increasing amount of RAM

Roberto Pariset r.pariset at gmail.com
Sun Dec 18 12:47:38 UTC 2005

Stefan Ott ha scritto:
> On Sat, Dec 17, 2005 at 12:28:56PM +0100, Roberto Pariset wrote:
>>If I monitor with `top' the %MEM field of xfce4-panel, I see that
>>normally it uses about 1.3 or 1.4. When I add cpufreq-plugin the
>>consumption gets much higher; for instance now, after 1 day, it's
>>already 17.6. It keeps increasing with time, until I can launch 
>>no new programs as fork fails, since both ram and swap are filled.
>>Actually running sid on amd64.
> Hi
> I just monitored the plugin for about 18 hours and memory usage stayed
> at 1.8 the whole time so I cannot reproduce this issue (on i386).
> Are you sure it's the cpufreq plugin? Can anyone using an amd64 system
> reproduce this?

It seems it's NOT reproducible either on i386 or on ppc (Emanuele
Rocca and Yves-Alexis Perez checked).
Other than that I know of no ways to check that this problem is
actually caused by cpufreq plugin. All I can say is that if I add it
the memory keeps growing, and if I remove it then it stops. The
problem could be elsewhere, but it doesn't happen with other plugins.
Hence I think it's a cpufreq plugin issue.
If you know of any way I could run it in valgrind or something like
that please inform me :)

All the best,

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