[mythtv] Memory leaks in 0.20.2-0ubuntu10.1

Tino Keitel tino.keitel at gmx.de
Tue Feb 12 10:54:56 UTC 2008

On Tue, Feb 12, 2008 at 00:40:04 -0800, Neeraj Gupta wrote:
> I started using the mythtv recently and noticed severe memory leak symptoms.
> The system is x86 Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy upto date on 2/10/2008. Mythtv version
> is 0.20.2.
> I have 2GB RAM. When system boots up, I run several apps and close them
> after some time (for testing) and memory usage is normal... even goes down
> when I close all apps. Seen in top, saider, vmstat etc.
> But when I start using mythtvfrontend on a network client, the memory
> utilization starts going up and hits 95%. Even after stopping frontend and
> backend, it never recovers. System swap usage also starts.

To prove that MythTV is the culprit, you should

1. post the output of free -m before you start the fronted

2. post the output of free -m after you feel to hit the memory leak

3. post the output of ps aux when this happens


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