Questions tagged [memory-leak]

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

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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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Help me find what is inflating memory causing server freeze

Game server runs without any problems but freeze for some minutes 3 times a day. A huge spike in cpu usage and memory inflation is observed in htop. Memory goes from stable 700mb to ±3gb for some ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04.1 is consuming 7.8 gigs of 8 gigs ram?

Actually had to create a new account due to openid 2.0 obsolete....I havent been on Askubuntu in quite awhile but tonight I was doing some work on a website when noticing my computer for once was ...
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X.org is allocating more than 900MB of RAM but xrestop says ~1/40th of that is actually used; how I force it to free the rest without restarting X?

So X.org is allocating an insane amount of RAM: right now 910MB (according to the RES column in htop), second only to Firefox (really Nightly) (at just over 1GB) and trailed by GNOME Shell (at only ...
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Gnome 14.10 memory leak, over 5gb of gnome-shell [closed]

I am experiencing a pretty huge memory leak from gnome-shell and after a while memory is up to over 5GB. I have 8GB of system memory and when the system starts using swap the whole system slows down a ...
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Understand free command with top command

I have a doubt. I start ubuntu and run free command. I will get the total free space available. Let say it as 100MB. Now I run a few applications. So after some time, I again run the free command. ...
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TuxOnIce hibernate error “seeking to free XXXXMB of memory” on Ubuntu 14.04

My desktop PC did not support for hibernate on Ubuntu 14.04. Therefore, I installed TuxOnIce (kernale 3.13.0-36-generic-tuxonice) to enable hibernate feature. Now, the hibernate feature works fine on ...
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loadparm.c:4864, leaking memory?

I’m running Ubuntu 14.04 Server with a LAMP stack, Samba, and FTP, no GUI, just SSHing into the server and working on it. I’m having trouble searching down a solution to this issue, but as far as I ...
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Why am I frequently getting this “Cannot allocate memory” error?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.10 with Gnome-Classic. I am getting this error frequently and with almost all programs, big and small. When I try to open them, they don't start, and instead I get an error message ...
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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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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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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 ( https://askubuntu.com/questions/148998/eclipse-constant-different-out-of-memory-errors )...
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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 ...