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Bug 571960 - x11-misc/lightdm-gtk-greeter-1.6.1 slowly leaks memory
Summary: x11-misc/lightdm-gtk-greeter-1.6.1 slowly leaks memory
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: AMD64 Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Markos Chandras (RETIRED)
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-01-15 00:17 UTC by Ben
Modified: 2017-06-03 17:50 UTC (History)
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Description Ben 2016-01-15 00:17:50 UTC
Lightdm-gtk-greeter seems to leak memory about 16-20MB/day.
On the Debian site it reports that it was fixed around the 1.8.2 .

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install and run lightdm-gtk-greeter
2. Run 'top' and record RSS for lightdm-gtk-greeter
3. Wait 1 day
4. Run 'top' and record RSS again
Actual Results:  
RSS will have increased around 16MB.
This will keep on increasing the longer the duration.  I had lightdm-gtk-greeter eat almost 1GB RAM after 1.5 months of idle console.

Expected Results:  
RSS should not increase that much if any at all.

Apparently the newer versions of lightdm-gtk-greeter have this fixed, so a version bump would be sufficient to fix this problem.  I unmasked and used lightdm-gtk-greeter-2.0.1-r1, though it uses more RAM on startup, does not seem to be leaking.
Comment 1 Ben 2017-06-03 17:50:40 UTC
Closing this bug as obsolete because the afflicted version is no longer in portage and 2.0.1 does not appear to have this issue.