Compiz seems to have a memory leak

Asked by bayo opadeyi on 2011-05-12

When I reboot ubuntu 11.04, compiz uses about 25MB of memory (seen in system monitor).
After a few hours, it jumps to using about 400MB,
Right now (after a suspend for the night) it is at 700MB
I have seen it go up to 1.3GB
I don't know if anyone else has experienced this problem

I did a X -showconfig and got this
bayo@bayo-neXt:~/code/curator$ X -showconfig

X.Org X Server 1.10.1
Release Date: 2011-04-15
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.24-29-server i686 Ubuntu
Current Operating System: Linux bayo-neXt 2.6.38-8-generic #42-Ubuntu SMP Mon Apr 11 03:31:50 UTC 2011 i686
Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.38-8-generic root=UUID=a9180fc3-a5a6-46dd-802f-5a464e8a2e00 ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
Build Date: 19 April 2011 03:33:17PM
xorg-server 2:1.10.1-1ubuntu1 (For technical support please see http://www.ubuntu.com/support)
Current version of pixman: 0.20.2
 Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
 to make sure that you have the latest version.

Thank you

I recommend you read through the description and posts at 720446 (make sure you make it to the end, as there have been significant developments). You may be experiencing that bug. If so, you can indicate it affects you by using the green "This bug affects..." link near the top of that bug page. You may also want to subscribe to the bug (with the green "Subscribe" link on the right side of the page) to ensure that you receive email notifications when the bug's status changes or a comment is posted. If you have information to contribute to the bug, you can post comment(s).

Sorry, I should have said "I recommend you read through the description and posts at bug 720446 ..."

bayo opadeyi (bayokrapht) said : #3

Thanks.
I stopped indicator-multiload. compiz seems to be behaving better (though I
haven't observed it for very long yet).

On Thu, May 12, 2011 at 6:46 PM, Eliah Kagan <
<email address hidden>> wrote:

> Your question #157166 on compiz in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/compiz/+question/157166
>
> Eliah Kagan posted a new comment:
> Sorry, I should have said "I recommend you read through the description
> and posts at bug 720446 ..."
>
> --
> You received this question notification because you asked the question.
>

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If you find that indicator-multiload appears to have been the culprit, then I recommend you take a look at bug 779717 (if you haven't already), which is linked-to in bug 720446. Assuming what's written at bug 779717 is consistent with your experiences, I recommend you indicate you're affected by that bug (with the green "This bug affects..." link near the top of the bug page) and subscribe to that bug (and also post a comment in it, if you have information to contribute).

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