Bug#457957: xserver-xorg: X server eats too much memory
On Thu, Dec 27, 2007 at 16:47:33 +0200, Stefanos Harhalakis wrote:
> X server eats a *lot* of memory. Currently it has a VMsize of 3GB with
> RSS 1.5GB. ps output:
> USER PID %CPU %MEM VSZ RSS TTY STAT START TIME COMMAND
> root 6421 2.6 58.2 3083584 1210180 tty7 SLs+ 11:41 7:49
> /usr/bin/X -br -nolisten tcp :0 vt7 -auth /var/run/xauth/A:0-NfXjOZ
> I believe that this is reproducable by openning firefox (or konqueror)
> and visiting google maps for some time.
If that memory gets freed when you kill the firefox process, then it's
not an X server bug.