[Pkg-xfce-devel] xfdesktop4 mem leak - still

Alexander Toresson alexander.toresson at gmail.com
Sat May 24 10:39:25 UTC 2008

On Sat, May 24, 2008 at 4:47 AM, Lothar <lart at scarydevilmonastery.net> wrote:
> hi,
> i just installed the 4.4.2-7 version of xfdesktop4 - i understand that
> you are aware of the mem leak, which seems to be somewhat
> difficult to find - at least that's what the #xfce channel on freenode
> opiniates about the leak, saying that it seems to be debian specific.
> well, 4.4.2-7 still leaks. sorry, didn't look at the source yet - but i
> reckon, if the leak is difficult to find, it may be because of not
> knowing how to trigger it. well, that part is easy and very predictable:
> configure to show a backdrop image (wallpaper), then just reload it
> frequently, by executing  xfdesktop4.  each execution soups up another
> 1..2 megabytes, depending on the resolution. seems like the buffer used
> to hold the backdrop  gets allocated new, and the previous one not
> freed. sorry for not checking the BTS, and hope that helps.
> greetings,
> Lothar

Are you using desktop icons? Historically, most of the leaks have had
to do with them. _If_ you use them, does it help to disable them?

// Alexander

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