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

Tino Keitel tino.keitel+xfce at tikei.de
Tue May 27 09:27:14 UTC 2008

On Sat, May 24, 2008 at 03:47:41 +0100, Lothar 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

Do you mean xfdesktop -reload? That's how I can trigger at least one
leak here. Another leak seems to occur sometimes when I use hotplug
storage devices (USB, Firewire) and/or optical disks (CDs, DVDs). I
have thunar-volman and its automount enabled. Both xfdesktop and the
menu panel plugin leak in this case.


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