Etch Xorg memory leak?
I'm having trouble with Xorg under Etch i386 and similar annoyance under
Over time, xorg takes up more and more memory. On my i386, I only have
64 MB of ram so I can only run X for about 45 minutes before the system
thrashes. Eventually, Xorg dies but doesn't release the screen. If I
let the system sit for about 60 minutes, the thrashing subsides and I
can ssh in and reboot to get my screen back. Hard on the disk, but the
i386 is only a client box.
On my amd64 Athlon64, I have 1 GB of ram so can run xorg; I haven't left
this computer run long enough to run out of memory and thrash since its
my main box; it gets turned off at night and through the day acts as a
server. In the evening if I want to access the big screen, I'll run X
for a couple of hours.
This happens irrespective of window manager or DTE; on the i386 icewm
takes up less memory so Xorg will run longer before thrashing than if
I'm running xfce. It also happens if I don't use a wm at all and just
Is anyone else seeing this? Is it fixed in Lenny/Sid? Any plans to fix
it for Etch?