In computer science, a memory leak occurs when a computer program incorrectly manages memory allocations

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Possible Memory Leak on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

I am having an memory issue with one of my Ubuntu servers which is running as a VM through VMware ESXi. The servers primary function is an email server, running Sendmail and Dovecot, with Squirrelmail ...
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Memory is taken up by “invisible” threads

Xubuntu Saucy with 4GB RAM. When the computer is restarted and immediately after login, about 500 MB of RAM is taken according to free -m. Then I run some programs and memory usage goes above 3 GM. ...
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Java memory usage ballooning to all RAM when running Minecraft Server

When I run Minecraft server, over time (a few hours to a few days) the memory usage by Java balloons to take up all available computer memory and the server performance then degrades: lags, players ...
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Python memory leak problem in Ubuntu 12.04

While I'm not a Python programmer, I am a programmer nevertheless. It's making me crazy seeing the memory usage of the Python process in my Ubuntu. Unfortunately there are so many different ...
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Slow Lubuntu (memory leaks?) : what can/should I do?

So I have a pretty modern utrabook (1.7GHz Core i5-2557M processor, 4GB of RAM) with Lubuntu on it. It is pretty fast, but sometimes, after quite some while (and many browser tabs open + a rails ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 memory usage doesn't add up over time

The memory usage on my Ubuntu 13.04 system doesn't add up over time. I've tried the 3.8.0-xx kernels and the latest 3.9 from /~kernel-ppa/mainline. When I first boot, it all adds up correctly but ...
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Disk operations consuming all memory - Ubuntu 12.10 i386

I'm having a strange problem with a new clean install of Ubuntu 12.10, any disk operations I do, like restoring a backup eats all my 8gb of ram, and it doesn't seen to release the memory, so I'm using ...
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Memory allocation issue

I regularly code in C/C++. Today while compiling a program. it returned "KILLED". I believe it is because of memory management issues. I use dynamic allocation very rarely so its highly unlikely that ...
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Compiz's memory utilization increasing

I have been running Ubuntu 12.04, 64 bit, on my AMD desktop for quite some time. Last few days, I have been seeing the memory utilization of compiz to be increasing. I normally do not shut down the ...
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What is process “/usr/bin/X :0 -auth /var/run/lightdm/root/:0 -nolisten tcp vt7 -novtswitch -background none”?

I am experiencing some serious performance issues with my Ubuntu 12.04 setup and thus looking for the culprit by running htop alongside my usual tasks. Aside from the usual suspects like chromium, ...
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Compiz Memory leak [closed]

After sluggish performance and freezing for two weeks I finally managed to nail down the culprit to Compiz, I found out it's vital to Unity and is basically an OpenGL wrapper for Ubuntu and Xorg. How ...
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memory being eaten up [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to detect a memory leak? I had this problem occasionally already under 10.4, but since I've recently updated to 12.4 something is constantly eating up my memory. ...
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Free RAM disappears - Memory leak?

On a fresh started system, free reports about 1.5G used RAM (8G RAM alltogether, Ubuntu 12.04 with lightdm and plasma desktop, one konsole window started). Having the apps running I use, it still ...
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How to detect a memory leak?

I seem to have a larger memory leak on my current ubuntu System After reporting strange Eclipse memory errors ( Eclipse: Constant, different out of memory errors ) I started to get 'Not enough ...
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Why does Skype possibly cause my Xubuntu 12.04 to freeze?

My XUbuntu 12.04 desktop sometimes just freezes becoming completely unresponsive. I have to hard-reset my computer. I think that this somehow can be related to Skype, because when i start Skype for ...
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rhythmbox-scope consuming lots of memory

I've noticed that rhythmbox-scope for unity-hud's music-lens is taking something above 18% of my memory all the time without doing anything useful. Actually using it for searching music doesn't ...
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Ubuntu locks up when swap full

I have a Ubuntu system running xfce and 2 GB RAM. I have a 1GB swap file which, when multitasking begins to fill up. When I have even a small amount of free swap, I have no issues, but the second the ...
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Firefox consumes too much memory

I have firefox version 11.0 and am running ubuntu 11.10. Firefox takes upto 850MB RAM with only six or seven tabs opened and all the tabs loaded with light weight websites only. I wonder why would a ...
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is it normal for ubuntu 11.10 to use 1 GB of memory?

On my older system i ran the 32 bit version of Ubuntu with 4 GB of ram and noticed it rarely come near 1 gig of usage.I have my new system running with the 64 bit version.The new system is a quad ...
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How to detect a memory leak system wide? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to detect a memory leak? I'm using a Ubuntu Lucid box at work which just runs for ever (almost never shut it down). Since upgrading to Lucid I've noticed that after ...
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Slow Resume After suspend having chrome running with many tabs

I usually use chrome and Firefox for browsing. I also open many tabs (around 40 in both some times). The problem I have occurs when I resume the PC after having suspended it: It takes from 2 to 5 ...
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Why is Ubuntu 11.10 64bit using all my memory?

I have a Sony Vaio VPCZ122GX with 4GB RAM,Nvidia Cards. I install ubuntu 11.10 64 bit. I am currently open : 1 Tab Firefox, Virtual Box with 1 WinXP ~700 RAM, 1 terminal top. That's all. But Memory ...
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Skype memory leak issue on startup

Once in a while when i start skype my RAM memory spikes-up continuously, extending till HDD swaping starts. I've noticed this behavior on my 32bit Natty installation, 32 bit Oneiric and 64bit Oneiric. ...