Accumulating swap over time

Jonathan Underwood j.underwood at
Fri Dec 30 17:18:30 UTC 2005

Douglas Phillipson wrote:
> I think I figured out what is causing my swap problem.  I was rotating 
> through a bunch of pictures with the "slide show" feature for my 
> background screen with KDE.  After a little while my memory got full and 
> swap fully used.  Then memory would release but swap usage remained.  So 
> there might be a memory leak in KDE's "Desktop Background" slideshow 
> code.  If I disable the slide show it doesn't occur.

Be sure to submit a bugzilla report ( so that the 
problem gets attention. You could also submit a bug report upstream to KDE.

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