Memory load increases indefinitely

Asked by ROYER DIDIER on 2013-02-20

Hello,
Indicator-multiload is very useful but I noticed that load memory used by indicator-multiload increases indefinitely to occupy several GB after a few days of activity.
Is this normal and necessary?
Should it not be limited to a few MB like at startup?
Thanks.
Didier ROYER

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ROYER DIDIER
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2013-02-21
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Michael Hofmann (mh21) said : #1

Hi Didier,

yeah this seems to be a bug in the libappindicator library (it seems to leak some dbus related memory, but I don't know much about). It should be solved if you use the version at ppa:indicator-multiload/stable-daily or in raring (0.3). Solved means in this case: the indicator restarts itself it the memory use increases beyond 50MB :-). The restart shouldn't really be noticeable though.

Best regards
  Michael

ROYER DIDIER (didier-royer-45) said : #2

Thank you,
It works well.
Didier.