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bug#40116: GDM: Memory leak in .gnome-shell-real process

From: Jan Nieuwenhuizen
Subject: bug#40116: GDM: Memory leak in .gnome-shell-real process
Date: Sun, 29 Mar 2020 18:08:17 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.3 (gnu/linux)

Ludovic Courtès writes:

> Hi sirgazil,
> sirgazil via Bug reports for GNU Guix <address@hidden> skribis:
>> I can't use GNOME anymore because of the problem I explained in the 
>> following thread:
>> https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/help-guix/2020-02/msg00206.html
>> On recent system upgrades, the problem got worse. Before, I could get to the 
>> end of the day despite the leak; but now it takes around 3 hours for the 
>> .gnome-shell-real process run by the gdm user to eat the remaining RAM.
> Ouch.
>> It seems that the bug is stronger in the GNOME desktop, but I've seen, at 
>> least once, .gnome-shell-real using an abnormal amount of RAM while in sway 
>> (about 800 MiB).
> Could you check if it happens in a VM?  That is, you build your GNOME
> config with ‘guix system vm’, try to do some activity in the VM, and
> check in top whether ‘gnome-shell’ is growing.

That looks like an upstream problem


are we going to investigate backporting a fix?


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