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Old 08-22-2012, 10:03 AM   #1
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Memory Leaks - Konqueror


For as long as I can remember, Konqueror has had memory leaks.

My memory bar in System Load Viewer would get less and less green (cache), until it's finally a sliver. Then the Swap bar would start growing and the disk would thrash more and more, until the system is unusable.

Clicking on System Load Viewer I always find that two or three windows of Konqueror are taking up more than a GIG EACH! I kill those and it frees up memory, but if it's too bad I just have to power the machine off. I have 8GB of RAM.

This is ridiculous. Is no one else afflicted like this?
 
Old 08-22-2012, 10:58 AM   #2
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I have what look like memory leaks (and which may or may not be genuine memory leaks) with KDE, whether I use Konqueror, or not (KDE 4, of course). I haven't checked with any other GUI recently, so I can't offer a comparison with, say XFCE or Gnome.

I end up re-booting every three or four weeks, and I may even get to a re-install before my next 'scheduled' re-boot, so I was thinking of investigating a bit more if the problem doesn't get better then, with a more up-to-date version of KDE (currently at 4.6.5 - I was rolling kde, at one point; it not currently that bad, and I hope that there have been more improvements subsequent to 4.6.5). But I'm certainly interested, because rebooting every few weeks is a bit of a pain.

My memory is that this did not happen back in the KDE 3 days, and while KDE 4 has brought a number of desirable things, stability still isn't back to where it once was.
 
Old 08-22-2012, 11:16 AM   #3
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Come to think of it, I've also noticed KMail leaking and Konversation. So it is KDE overall somewhere. This has gone on for years for me, ever since version 4.

Right, I remember one day doing a dist-upgrade and getting yanked without notice to KDE4. I liked 3 and it worked well for the extensive use I put it to.

You are lucky if you only have to reboot every few weeks. For me it's every few days. I usually have alot going on, with more than 20 windows open.

PS I'm running KDE 4.8.4
 
  


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