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bug#9221: Memory leak


From: Antoine Levitt
Subject: bug#9221: Memory leak
Date: Tue, 02 Aug 2011 14:18:34 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

02/08/11 13:37, Eli Zaretskii
>> From: Antoine Levitt <address@hidden>
>> Date: Tue, 02 Aug 2011 13:17:07 +0200
>> 
>> > Does anyone else see similar memory footprint growth?
>> 
>> Yes (though it doesn't use all my RAM and I can kill it no problem - I
>> have 4gb, if that's relevant). I also use gnus. It happened twice, I
>> don't remember what I was doing the first time, and the second was when
>> I was using ffap inside ERC to display a link in an external browser.
>
> Thanks.  Does the "happened twice" part mean that not every session
> shows memory footprint growth like this?  If not, what exactly
> happened twice?

Sorry, I should have been more clear. Emacs ate a lot of ram and slowed
my computer down to a crawl. But I could still kill emacs properly (C-x
C-c), suggesting that it's not a while(1){malloc();} loop, because I
wouldn't have been able to do that if it was. So I killed it. I ran
another session, and the same problem happened again. Both times, it
happened at seemingly random times.

That being said, my emacs session currently takes up 35% of my RAM (that
is more than 1gb so anormal, and it's an uptime of 14 hours, including
many in suspended state). I'll try and leave the session open for a few
hours, so if you have ideas of commands to run to debug it, it's all
yours.





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