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Concerns about memory leaks on Natty

daemon@ATHENA.MIT.EDU (Jonathan Reed)
Wed May 11 17:05:45 2011

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This is the issue I alluded to on zephyr today.  Paul notes that the issue still occurs with Unity disabled, albeit still running Compiz.  I asked about metacity and am waiting to hear back.


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> From: Paul R Acosta <pra@MIT.EDU>
> Date: May 11, 2011 4:13:42 PM EDT
> To: Jonathan D Reed <jdreed@mit.edu>
> Cc: Chris Gresham <cgresham@mit.edu>, Patricia Sheppard <pshepp@mit.edu>, Garry P Zacheiss <zacheiss@mit.edu>
> Subject: Re: Debathena Release
> Hi Jon,
> I know this is an Ubuntu thing and not a debathena thing but I thought I'd
> pass it along.  In the pipeline meeting this morning I mentioned that I
> was seeing a memory leak in Ubuntu 11.04 and this spawned a discussion
> about the release process.
> I installed Ubuntu 11.04 on a system at home that has 1gb ram.  I noticed
> after some time it was swapping memory.  Curious, I rebooted and started
> watching the memory utilization while I used the system. Sure enough, it
> climbs back up.  I searched the web and found others were seeing it.
> e.g.
> http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1750000
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unity/+bug/720446
> Maybe this is just something to watch and see if Ubuntu developers fix it.
> -Paul
> -- 
> Paul R. Acosta
> Manager - Network Operations
> Massachusetts Institute of Technology
> 77 Massachusetts Ave, Room W92-190
> Cambridge, MA 02139
> Phone: (617) 715-2171
> Email: pra@mit.edu

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