View Full Version : Ubuntu 10.04 Is Hit By Major X.Org Memory Leak

April 21st, 2010, 09:52 PM

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Beta 2 is experiencing a major memory leak due to patches for X.org (http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=ODE3MA). 'An X.Org Server update that was pushed into the Lucid repository last week has resulted in the system being slower and slower as it is left on, until it reaches a point where the system is no longer usable. ... In order to make the Ubuntu 10.04 LTS deadline, the developers are looking at just reverting three of the patches, which brings the GLX version back to 1.2. Ubuntu developers are now desperate for people willing to test out this updated X.Org Server package so they can determine by this Friday whether to ship it with Ubuntu 10.04 LTS or doing an early SRU (Stable Release Update). Right now this X.Org Server that's being tested is living in the ubuntu-x-swat PPA.'

Well, this is not good to hear 8 days before release.

April 21st, 2010, 10:06 PM
Lets hope it gets sorted [-o<

April 21st, 2010, 10:08 PM
either way, it'll get sorted, but we may have to wait for glx 1.4 (not that I really understand the differance to kibitz about version numbers). if they pull the patches, I don't think most of us would notice.

April 21st, 2010, 10:11 PM
BAD NEWS :evil:

April 21st, 2010, 10:24 PM
Sigh. Xorg. #-o

April 21st, 2010, 10:31 PM

If you guys feel like helping...

April 21st, 2010, 10:32 PM
it seems fine to me

April 21st, 2010, 10:33 PM
I haven't noticed the leak on my system. It's running stable without a glitch or hitch or etc..........
Maybe just gnome systems ? I'm currently on the system in question beta 2 Xfce4 desktop.

April 21st, 2010, 10:36 PM
it seems fine to me

I haven't noticed the leak on my system. It's running stable without a glitch or hitch or etc..........
Maybe just gnome systems ? I'm currently on the system in question beta 2 Xfce4 desktop.

The bug does not affect everyone. In particular, if you are using the NVidia proprietary driver, it ships with its own GLX implementation, which replaces the one shipped with Xorg, and is not affected by the bug. I don't know about ATi drivers, but they probably do that too.

April 21st, 2010, 10:38 PM
I have yet to test out 10.04 beta. My plan is to usually to wait for full release.

Is there anyone here that is experiencing this?

Captain Smiley Pants
April 21st, 2010, 10:53 PM
I downloaded it for kicks, running a intel GMA 945 and I can't even get Compiz to work for whatever reason. Couldn't before the patch either. I miss Compiz. :(

April 21st, 2010, 11:07 PM
Sure I will help if I can.

April 21st, 2010, 11:28 PM
And I was wondering where the leak was...

April 22nd, 2010, 12:02 AM
I am so far not seeing any sort of memory leak. But I'm not sure I'd be affected in the first place. My testing machine is running the open source ATI drivers.

April 22nd, 2010, 12:10 AM
In on intel mobile, and my xorg is hovering around 40mb. I have been using compiz and testing since my last post. I plan on doing some nonstandard stuff like gnome shell, games, wine, etc. See what happens.

April 22nd, 2010, 05:24 AM
Haven't noticed it myself. Although I don't tend to leave the computer running for long periods of time.

I have noticed some funny things happening with XOrg when trying to play Assault Cube tho, had to turn desktop effects off to fix it. Was losing information about screen res and stuff

April 30th, 2010, 05:00 PM
Anyone know if this has been fixed?

Foster Grant
April 30th, 2010, 05:09 PM
Anyone know if this has been fixed?

Three days ago.


April 30th, 2010, 05:13 PM
Awesome :-)

April 30th, 2010, 05:16 PM
Thread closed at OP request