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    Smile [solved] Kontact and Kopete have suddenly started to eat my memory :-(

    Hi fellow Kubuntu Users,


    as of today some of my KDE application, for example Kontact and Kopete, don't start normally anymore. They don't show anything on the screen, but start eating away at my memory until the system is completely clogged by heavy swapping and the application finally crashes.
    Kmail is an exception insofar as showing the normal window; but it starts eating all my memory like the others when i click on one of my mail folders.
    I have tried the following:
    Code:
    apt-get check <- no problems found there
    apt-get autoremove <- no packages to be removed
    Since the problems occurs when invoking different programs i think the real problem might be in one of the libraries used by all of these programs. But sadly i dont know how to find that one...

    The system is a Kubuntu 7.10 updated to 8.04, which i have been running for some days now without the abovementioned problems.
    The versions of the installed software packages are:
    Code:
    Qt: 3.3.8b
    KDE: 3.5.9
    Kontact: 1.2.9
    Kopete: 0.12.7
    KMail: 1.9.9
    KAddressBook: 3.5.9
    KOrganizer: 3.5.9
    My sources.lst contains (cleaned of comments):
    Code:
    deb http://de.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy main restricted
    deb-src http://de.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy main restricted
    deb http://de.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-updates main restricted
    deb-src http://de.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-updates main restricted
    deb http://de.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy universe
    deb-src http://de.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy universe
    deb http://de.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy multiverse
    deb-src http://de.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy multiverse
    deb http://de.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-security main restricted
    deb-src http://de.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-security main restricted
    deb http://de.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-security universe
    deb-src http://de.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-security universe
    deb http://de.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-security multiverse
    deb http://de.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-updates multiverse universe
    deb-src http://de.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-security multiverse
    deb http://de.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-proposed restricted main multiverse universe
    So i hope that somebody shares with me (and people who might have the same problem) the wisdom what causes the problem, and the means to get rid of it. If i can assist by supplying addition information i will of course gladly do so.


    Thanks in advance to all the people who will help me on this!



    PS: It might be completely unrelated, but when i press the buttons of my keyboard that i linked to amarok / speedcalc the kded-daemon crashes (SIGSEV).
    Last edited by Marshlurker; May 9th, 2008 at 02:57 PM. Reason: Problem solved

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    Re: Kontact and Kopete have suddenly started to eat my memory :-(

    Does the problem persist after reboots, and is it only sometimes, or always? Do you notice anything unusual if you run them from Konsole?
    I do not use Ubuntu any more, nor have I ever used Gnome. Therefore, I tend to give advice that is distro- and DE-agnostic, which, while perhaps not the easiest way, will allow you to move freely between machines.

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    Re: Kontact and Kopete have suddenly started to eat my memory :-(

    Quote Originally Posted by Xiong Chiamiov View Post
    Does the problem persist after reboots, and is it only sometimes, or always? Do you notice anything unusual if you run them from Konsole?
    The problem persists and it occurs always. When running from konsole, only kmail gives me some output:
    Code:
    WeaverThreadLogger: thread (ID: 1) suspended.
    WeaverThreadLogger: thread (ID: 2) suspended.
    WeaverThreadLogger: thread (ID: 3) suspended.
    WeaverThreadLogger: thread (ID: 4) suspended.
    kdecore (KAction): WARNING: KAction::plugAccel(): call to deprecated action.
    kdecore (KAction): WARNING: KAction::plugAccel( kacc = 0x81ea630 ): KAccel object already contains an action name "move_message_to_folder"
    kdecore (KAction): WARNING: KAction::plugAccel(): call to deprecated action.
    kdecore (KAction): WARNING: KAction::plugAccel( kacc = 0x81ea630 ): KAccel object already contains an action name "copy_message_to_folder"
    kdecore (KAction): WARNING: KAction::plugAccel(): call to deprecated action.
    kdecore (KAction): WARNING: KAction::plugAccel( kacc = 0x81ea630 ): KAccel object already contains an action name "jump_to_folder"
    kdecore (KAction): WARNING: KAction::plugAccel(): call to deprecated action.
    kdecore (KAction): WARNING: KAction::plugAccel( kacc = 0x81ea630 ): KAccel object already contains an action name "jump_to_folder"
    kdecore (KAction): WARNING: KAction::plugAccel(): call to deprecated action.
    kdecore (KAction): WARNING: KAction::plugAccel( kacc = 0x81ea630 ): KAccel object already contains an action name "cancel"
    kdecore (KAction): WARNING: KAction::plugAccel(): call to deprecated action.
    kdecore (KAction): WARNING: KAction::plugAccel( kacc = 0x81ea630 ): KAccel object already contains an action name "inc_current_folder"
    kdecore (KAction): WARNING: KAction::plugAccel(): call to deprecated action.
    kdecore (KAction): WARNING: KAction::plugAccel( kacc = 0x81ea630 ): KAccel object already contains an action name "dec_current_folder"
    kdecore (KAction): WARNING: KAction::plugAccel(): call to deprecated action.
    kdecore (KAction): WARNING: KAction::plugAccel( kacc = 0x81ea630 ): KAccel object already contains an action name "select_current_folder"
    kdecore (KAction): WARNING: KAction::plugAccel(): call to deprecated action.
    kdecore (KAction): WARNING: KAction::plugAccel( kacc = 0x81ea630 ): KAccel object already contains an action name "inc_current_message"
    kdecore (KAction): WARNING: KAction::plugAccel(): call to deprecated action.
    kdecore (KAction): WARNING: KAction::plugAccel( kacc = 0x81ea630 ): KAccel object already contains an action name "dec_current_message"
    kdecore (KAction): WARNING: KAction::plugAccel(): call to deprecated action.
    kdecore (KAction): WARNING: KAction::plugAccel( kacc = 0x81ea630 ): KAccel object already contains an action name "select_current_message"
    kdecore (KAction): WARNING: KAction::plugAccel(): call to deprecated action.
    kdecore (KAction): WARNING: KAction::plugAccel( kacc = 0x81ea630 ): KAccel object already contains an action name "edit"
    kdecore (KAction): WARNING: KAction::plugAccel(): call to deprecated action.
    kdecore (KAction): WARNING: KAction::plugAccel( kacc = 0x81ea630 ): KAccel object already contains an action name "delete"
    kdecore (KAction): WARNING: KAction::plugAccel(): call to deprecated action.
    kdecore (KAction): WARNING: KAction::plugAccel( kacc = 0x81ea630 ): KAccel object already contains an action name "post_message"
    kdecore (KAction): WARNING: KAction::plugAccel(): call to deprecated action.
    kdecore (KAction): WARNING: KAction::plugAccel( kacc = 0x81ea630 ): KAccel object already contains an action name "use_template"
    kdecore (KAction): WARNING: KAction::plugAccel(): call to deprecated action.
    kdecore (KAction): WARNING: KAction::plugAccel( kacc = 0x81ea630 ): KAccel object already contains an action name "display_message"
    %USERNAME@desktop:~$ Sorry, couldn't chdir to /home/$USERNAME/.crm114
    
    crm: *UNTRAPPABLE ERROR*
     Couldn't open the file:  mailreaver.crm
    Sorry, but I can't recover from that.
    This happened at line 0 of file mailreaver.crm

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    Re: Kontact and Kopete have suddenly started to eat my memory :-(

    I have tested some more.
    Code:
    strace kopete
    strace korganizer
    indicate that the error happens when reading from the file "/etc/ld.so.cache".

    I tried
    Code:
    sudo ldconfig
    but it didnt help.

    Any ideas what i could check next?

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    Re: Kontact and Kopete have suddenly started to eat my memory :-(

    Not that I think it would work, but have you tried renaming the cache file? It should (I think) be recreated on reboot, but, hey, try the easy things first...
    I do not use Ubuntu any more, nor have I ever used Gnome. Therefore, I tend to give advice that is distro- and DE-agnostic, which, while perhaps not the easiest way, will allow you to move freely between machines.

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    Re: Kontact and Kopete have suddenly started to eat my memory :-(

    Quote Originally Posted by Xiong Chiamiov View Post
    Not that I think it would work, but have you tried renaming the cache file? It should (I think) be recreated on reboot, but, hey, try the easy things first...
    I renamed the cache file but the problem persists. The Programs
    BUT: I have a new set of straces to play around with.
    AND: I noticed that i should consider the "close(5)" syscalls in the straces in finding out wich file causes the problem... ^^

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