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X Window resource leakage


From: Mathieu Chouquet-Stringer
Subject: X Window resource leakage
Date: Fri, 23 Apr 2004 22:27:05 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.4.1i

Hi all,

I've been using emacs and gnus for quite some time and I'm puzzled by a
problem I'm having. I don't really know if it's an emacs or gnus bug but
I'm posting this message here for now.
I use emacs 21.3.1 and gnus to read usenet and I'm also subscribed to some
binaries newsgroups (mainly plane stuff).
When emacs opens a message that as image embedded in that it's able to
display (more on that later), it displays it. So far so good, except that
it allocates some memory and never frees anything.
I have tried the cvs version of yesterday (21.3.50.2) and the same thing
happens. If you don't restart emacs from time to time, it's able to suck
all your memory.

To diagnose the problem, I used xrestop, a tool that "provides 'top' like
statistics of each connected X11 client's server side resource usage"
(http://www.freedesktop.org/Software/xrestop). Memory used by emacs goes
into the column "Pxm mem".

Am I the only one seeing this? Any idea?

Regarding the other thing (which is probably more a gnus thing), how come
some pictures are displayed internally and some others are not?

-- 
Mathieu Chouquet-Stringer                 E-Mail: address@hidden
       Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately
                    explained by stupidity.
                     -- Hanlon's Razor --




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