Opened 11 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

#6248 closed defect

Memory leak in log viewer

Reported by: dave1g Owned by: datallah
Milestone: Component: winpidgin (gtk)
Version: 2.4.3 Keywords: log reader viewer memory leak


1)View the logs of a user.

2)Alternate clicking between 2 logs.

3)Each click will raise pidgin memory usage by .5-3 megs, im guessing depending on the size of the log file shown.

4)Close the log reader and memory usage does not return to normal ~25 MBs, doesnt decrease much at all.

5)Strangely, using the trick in #3223 of minimizing the buddylist window will shrink pidgins memory usage down to 2 MB.

6)Restoring the buddylist causes memory use to slowly creep up into the 10 MB range. Then eventually reaches 20 MB range through regular usage.

7)Can then repeat the first few steps to start ratcheting up the memory use.

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by datallah

I've been able to recreate this for a long time, but when I dug through the code a while ago, I was unable to find anything. I suspect that it is a GTK+ issue.

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by bernmeister

Is this still happening on 2.5.8?

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by darkrain42

  • Status changed from new to pending

comment:4 Changed 10 years ago by trac-robot

  • Status changed from pending to closed

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