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xfree86 is slowly consuming all of my memory



Hello,
	I have a box running Debian testing with a 2.4.18 kernel.  The
box has 384MB of memory.  Right now, my memory is almost totally used
up.  Here is a snapshot of the first few lines of top, sorting tasks by
memory usage:

 08:09:04 up 2 days, 17:01,  3 users,  load average: 2.15, 2.05, 2.02
80 processes: 77 sleeping, 3 running, 0 zombie, 0 stopped
CPU states:   0.8% user,   2.3% system,  96.9% nice,   0.0% idle
Mem:    384756K total,   375588K used,     9168K free,    48768K buffers
Swap:  1004020K total,      396K used,  1003624K free,    97380K cached

  PID USER     PRI  NI  SIZE  RSS SHARE STAT %CPU %MEM   TIME COMMAND
 2561 root       5 -10  124M 107M  3956 S <   2.7 28.6   0:35 XFree86
 3890 nobody     9   0 16196  15M   724 S     0.0  4.2   0:00 xfs-xtt
 2626 bryanw     9   0 10084 9.8M  7124 S     0.0  2.6   0:03 nautilus
 2655 bryanw     9   0 10084 9.8M  7124 S     0.0  2.6   0:00 nautilus
 2656 bryanw     9   0 10084 9.8M  7124 S     0.0  2.6   0:00 nautilus
 2657 bryanw     9   0 10084 9.8M  7124 S     0.0  2.6   0:00 nautilus
 2658 bryanw     9   0 10084 9.8M  7124 S     0.0  2.6   0:00 nautilus
 2659 bryanw     9   0 10084 9.8M  7124 S     0.0  2.6   0:00 nautilus
 2628 bryanw     9   0  5232 5232  3976 S     0.0  1.3   0:04 panel
 2759 bryanw     9   0  4748 4748  2844 S     0.0  1.2   0:03 dillo
 2789 bryanw     8   0  4748 4748  2844 S     0.0  1.2   0:00 dillo

Now, X is using 107M, or 124M depeding on what you are looking at.  If I
were to kill X and then start it back up, the memory usage would be back
down to around 15 to 20MB.  But slowly, it creeps back up.  I am running
the current Debian testing X packages for the x86 architecture, 4.1.0-17.

Any ideas on what is going on here?

Thanks,
Bryan Walton



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