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

Tino Keitel tino.keitel+xfce at tikei.de
Tue May 27 12:13:43 UTC 2008

On Tue, May 27, 2008 at 13:48:38 +0200, Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
> On Tue, May 27, 2008 at 09:27:14AM +0000, Tino Keitel wrote:
> > 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.
> Are you *sure* volume management leads to leaks in menu plugin? I fail to see

No, I just noticed that xfdesktop and the menu panel plugin sometimes
start to suck memory in Debian Sid when I used storage devices or
optical discs. I just described some details of my setup, for the case
that it matters.

> how it's possible. There may be leaks in xfdesktop code about volume
> management, but in the menu code seems to be a bit odd.
> Could you provide valgrind logs with debugging symbols for each of the cases
> you noticed leaks? It'd be really appreciated.

I already did for the first leak, in the Xfce bugilla. I didn't had the
time to create valgrind output for the second leak yet.

Actually, It's not that easy, because the usual reply is "please run
valgrind with that and that option", the next reply is "please run the
application with that and that GLIB environment variable set", and then
nothing happens. So at least a link to exact instructions how to run
Xfce apps in valgrind should be supplied when suggesting to post the
valgrind output.


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