Memory leak in Linux

Mike Fedyk mfedyk "at" matchmail.com
Tue Apr 6 00:11:01 2004


Warren, Glen A wrote:
> I have now tried VNC4, and the problem remains.  I may have been to
> hasty to blame VNC.  It very well could be one of the apps that starts
> when I start Xvnc.  I will have to look into it more.  This is a bad
> memory leak though, something like 1 kb/s, so that in no time at all my
> 1 Gb of memory is gone.

Look at the RSS field in the top program (and sort by memory usage), and 
check out the vmstat utility.

Mike