is there a memory leak in konsol..

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is there a memory leak in konsol..

Postby metalione » Tue Jan 21, 2003 12:50 am


i run mandrake 9.0. when i boot my system and before i log into my account using KDE 3.0.1, the
following is the out put of "free -m" in a non-X console.
total used free shared buffers cached
Mem: 250 138 112 0 6 68
-/+ buffers/cache: 62 188
Swap: 258 0 258

now i log into kde and open konsol and just close it, and logout out of kde, and do a "free -m"
again in the normal console. this time the output is:
total used free shared buffers cached
Mem: 250 143 107 0 10 91
-/+ buffers/cache: 41 209
Swap: 258 0 258

where has the 5MBs gone. sometimes this is more than 50MB difference.

moreover, the output of "who" is:
farhan vc/2 Jan 21 00:09
farhan pts/1 Jan 21 00:34

while this time nobody is loged in with KDE. and nobody is loged in any console, except vc/2 from
where this comand is executed.

can anybody tell me what is happening


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Postby AsaifullahK » Thu Jan 23, 2003 1:20 pm

kdeinit is known to have problems in shutting down correctly on exit.

perhaps you should consult or post to , the relevant mailing lists to find out how to fix this problem.
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Postby sakbar » Mon Feb 03, 2003 1:35 pm

I would recommend using the mandrake security updates in kde to update the KDE problem


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