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

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lvchange -ay on a lvmcached logical volume memory leak Ubuntu 22.04

Ubuntu 22.04, I configured SSD cached LVs using lvmcache (type writecache) following lvmcache man page. The system boots fine but the cached LVs status is always NOT available. LV Path ...
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Does Ubuntu has memory leaks?

I have a 12GB RAM system, and I find that usually it has a lot of memory consumption without any program other than nautilus or gedit opened. If I do an htop and see which processes are running (...
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gnome-software Uses More Memory than gnome-shell

I am using Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. After looking at the activity monitor, I realized that gnome-software uses more memory than the gnome-shell itself, and I don't even have the GNOME Appstore running! The ...
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Hamachi randomly disconnects in ubuntu 20.04

Logmein Hamachi + haguici on Ubuntu 20.04 randomly periodically disconnect, then you need to reconnect and input again your credentials, a real pain when gaming? Fortunately, I found a fix, explained ...
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Out of memory, "shared" and "buff/cache" consume entire memory

The oom_reaper always kills our application although the memory is not used by the process itself. free -m, just before the OOM killer terminated the process, indicates that "shared" and &...
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How to fix Chromium 95 memory leak?

Using Version 95.0.4638.69 (Official Build) snap (64-bit) causes memory leak while watching youtube, which leads to disk swap and eventually halts my desktop. $ uname -a Linux pc5 5.4.0-89-generic #...
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High RAM consumption in Ubuntu 20.04

I am using Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. It used to be fine before I started installing tools like elastic search and other stuff, but now I notice unusually high RAM consumption. Here are screenshots of my ...
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Xorg using all my memory RAM?

I am having some memory problems that I don't know how to explain, and I don't have the knowledge to investigate it properly. Hope someone can guide me through it. Since yesterday my notebook (Ubuntu ...
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How to trouble-shoot crashing apps when memory usage runs high?

When memory usage reaches around 85% (including buff/cache), electron apps (i.e. VS Code, Chrome and Spotify and Slack) crashes if running and won't open if not. No other applications crash or show ...
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Is there a utility to monitor memory for processes over time?

This question has been asked in different ways over time. Specifically, given current versions, I'd like to chart memory usage of processes over time, ideally in comparison with other processes. Use ...
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Why is Ubuntu 20.04 server is freezing with heavy workload due to memory getting full and not freed while Ubuntu 16.04 is working smoothly

I am running Ubuntu on two the same EC2 cloud instances on AWS server with 1CPU and 1GB RAM. First instance is running Ubuntu 20.04 and the second is running Ubuntu 16.04 I did installation of apache2 ...
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Ubuntu 20.04.02 - installer crahsed at "almost finished copying files..." (what else can I try)?

Summary I am trying to have a dualboot setup with windows 10. I can successfully boot into Live Ubuntu with the USB stick with persistent data. I can update drivers, etc, and start the installation. ...
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Gnome shell launcher is popping many pages dots after exiting app folder collections, Ubuntu 20.04

Gnome shell app folder bug: I'm using Ubuntu 20.04 for long time and since the beginning that above is occurring many times, my only hope was that it would be fixed with the final stable gnome ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 taking way too much ram

Some time ago I noticed a lot of ram(1.8/8GB) being used when my system was idle with only a day of uptime. I had to reinstall my Ubuntu because of some reason and now the ram usage has risen up much ...
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MongoDB MongoError: Out of memory

I have a newly installed MongoDB server running on an AWS Ubuntu EC2. The server has nothing else installed on it. The DB currently contains 35 documents of 3 MB each, meaning less than 110 MB of data....
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extremely fishy memory usage, unaccounted memory usage (10 gigabytes) ubuntu 20 focal overnight

extremely fishy memory usage, unaccounted memory usage (10 gigabytes) ubuntu 20 focal ran overnight with bashtop monitoring and found that 10 gigabytes apart from ubuntus 3.5 gigabyte base usage had ...
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tracker-miner-fs is taking 90% of CPU

tracker-miner-fs is taking 90% of CPU. I am using Ubuntu 20.04.
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Gnome 3.36.2 leaking memory and CPU in 20.04

I've noticed lately that the performance of the UI in Gnome 3.36.2 seems to decay with uptime. The most obvious manifestation is that over time, window animations have a delay and feel "sticky". ...
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Ubuntu running out of RAM and crashing and freezing because of it

i have 32GB of RAM in my computer which should be more than enough as a web developer. i think adding more will only delay the out-of-ram issues. i am experiencing issues on Ubuntu where chrome is ...
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udisks eats up 9GB RAM in ubuntu 18.04

Problem: udisks is taking more than 9GB memory in my openstack VM (keeps growing) Note: more than 10 people have reported this so far. OS: Ubuntu 18.04 Gnome version: 3.28.4 udisk version: 2.7.6-...
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My system does not recognize all of my RAM memory

I recently installed Ubuntu 18.04 64 bit, but I have a problem that is not solved in anyway. My system does not recognize the full memory that is installed. My installed memory is 6 GB, but only 4GB ...
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System has 128 GB RAM, but 80 GB is Used Immediately After Reboot

My desktop system has 128 GB of RAM, which I expect most to be free after booting Ubuntu. However, free -m shows that 80 GB is in use, with only 40 GB free. Note that buff/cache is only under 1 GB, so ...
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Hang and speed issue

I am using Ubuntu 18.04 with following details Processor Intel® Core™ i5-4460 CPU @ 3.20GHz × 4 GNOME: 3.28.1 Disk: 422.6 GB Memory 3.8 GB when i used free -m total used ...
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Ubuntu seems to not free RAM memory

I am using Ubuntu 19.04 in a laptop with 12 GB of RAM. When I start the system, everything is fast and responsive, and memory usage is 1.5 - 2 GB. Then if I start resource-intensive programs, like ...
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KDE plasma using too much memory

I use Kubuntu 18.04. When I use it for a long time, opening and closing many applications, the memory usage goes up to 3gb and never comes down after closing all open applications. This issue is more ...
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Weird memory leak on 18.10

I suddenly noticed very weird "memory leak" on ubuntu 18.10. RAM is increasing by itself! And when it reaches the maximum amount of available RAM, it begins from 2gb. Please, watch the video to ...
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Free heap memory

So I'm using Ubuntu for programming I use atom text editor with gcc compiler for C. I want to ask what will happen if I don't clear memory allocated by malloc or calloc? Will the OS take care of it or ...
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Very high Xorg memory usage with Ubuntu 18.04

I'm having a memory leak issue with Xorg and it's taking up huge portions on my memory. Right now, it's up to 41.2% of memory and I haven't even been using the computer that much. This is some output ...
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Lubuntu 18.04 enormous RAM consumption

I am a fresh Lubuntu user looking for a way to work on a relatively old PC with 4 GB of RAM with more than 50 tabs opened in a web browser. Whenever I start the OS and open let's say something like ...
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Mitigation for gvfs memory leak?

I have a workflow like this: I fire up my Win7 virtual machine, connect my smartphone, and run Samsung Smartswitch. This worked great in 14.04 LTS. In 18.04 LTS...not so much. There's a giant memory ...
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Memory leak NMAP on Ubuntu 16 LTS

Using OpenVas for security scans NMAP (7.01-2ubuntu2) for Ubuntu 16 LTS has a huge memory leak. I have 64GB RAM on server and takes a few hours to build up and then server stop responding. 12974 ...
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Memory Hog while using any browser

I am using 64 bit Ubuntu 17.10 running on Intel Quad Core i5 M560 @ 2.67GHz with 3.7GB Ram and 75 G Hard Drive. I am running GNOME 3.26.2. I have noticed that the Mem usage drastically increases as I ...
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How do I find out if my cpu is affected by the intel memory leak?

info: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/01/02/intel_cpu_design_flaw/ https://libreboot.org/faq.html#intelme My computer has an intel CPU but is pretty old, from 2007, maybe earlier, so I am ...
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no text entry or keyboard capabilities in firefox browser when running in firejail, or regular usrspace after reboot

Ubuntu 16.0.4.3 Gnome Desktop I have no text entry or keyboard capabilities in my firefox browser when running in firejail, or regular usrspace. Running: firejail firefox --noprofile results in a ...
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Very high cache usage causing slowdown

I'm trying to identify the culprit of what's causing my personal computer to be extremely sluggish. The biggest suspect is memory. When the computer is running fast my cache memory looks normal. ...
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Steam game itself uses 800 MB of memory, but total when running is 4GB RAM + 2GB swap?

System uses 2GB of memory on average, this steam game called Robocraft uses around 800MB of memory when initializing, but the total under Resources is 4GB RAM (max) and 2GB swap?! Here are some ...
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Memory leak and swap usage ubuntu server 16.04

I used to have a LAMP/file headless server, running Ubuntu server 12.04 and 1 GB of RAM. It worked fine, with no problems for years. When I moved to a new hardware with 4 GB and server 16.04, serving ...
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RAM usage keeps creeping up

Starting from a moment ago, RAM usage began to act up in a weird way. Judging from System Monitor, I can tell the Memory metric keeps increasing non-stop, all the way up to the full capacity and my ...
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High usage of swap sapce

My swap space has a high usage while i've set swappiness value to 10. root@srv35298:~# free -m total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 2012 1941 ...
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Recovery of vim running in screen session after crash of Xorg

Recently my system become unstable because of a mysterious memory leak. As a result I have the Xorg process frequently killed with Out of memory entry in the /var/log/syslog. To save my vim session ...
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firefox memory leak on ubuntu 16.04 [closed]

Firefox consumes so much memory time to time, even when I'm just doing some web surfing that opens 5 tab, it consumes 1,6 GB of my RAM. Yeah maybe unused RAM is a waste. But because of Firefox ...
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Xorg memory leak - Xubuntu 16.04 [closed]

After some time that the computer runs, Xorg starts using ridiculous amounts of RAM: On startup it uses only 50-80 MB, after a few hours it reaches 400-600 MB, and after 2-3 days it can reach more ...
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Variety eating up memory and cpu

I am using Ubuntu 16.04, 64 bit, 2gb ram. I intalled variety and using for last two months and it was working fine. But recently my system after bootup was not responding. The top command showing '...
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Memory error while using keras

I am using keras for CNN but the problem is that there is memory leak. The error is anushreej@cpusrv-gpu-109:~/12EC35005/MTP_Workspace/MTP$ python cnn_implement.py Using Theano ...
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Does Cppcheck has a gui for ubuntu 14.04?

I want to use Cppcheck for my C++ based program. If yes, how do I install it? I can't seem to find any instruction for that anywhere. Thanks
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High SHMem memory usage!

I have tried everything I could think of so here I am asking this question here... I have a computer that has 8 GB of RAM. After booting the computer, logging in, not opening any applications and ...
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Computer slows down

I am running latest Ubuntu having upgraded (twice now I think). When I boot up, my computer is using 600Mb of memory. I then use 3 instances of Chrome with multiple tabs, Atom and VS Code and run gulp ...
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How can I solve 'memory leak' of Digikam 4.12 in Ubuntu 14.04 during maintenance?

I wouldn't wanna miss Digikam: it fulfills all my needs (and much more). Unfortunately, I ran into some serious trouble, so that much functionality is lost: during maintenance tasks, the program ...
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0 byte memory left after update

since a few weeks, I faced the same problem several times. All of a sudden, I get a system message like "0 bytes memory left on hard drive". Naturally, programs stop working normally and I can't save ...
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Which system monitors are able to show me a non-rounded memory usage?

Backstory: I am trying to detect memory leaks in a program by viewing the memory used from the system monitor, and seeing if it rises while doing a certain activity. System Monitor unfortunately ...
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