Serious memory leak in Linux Mint 18
  • I recently upgraded my os to Linux Mint 18 and since then memory consumed by Guayadeque is just insane. For every song change the memory used jumps up by 2 to 3MB. Suddenly after a few songs are played, memory will shoot up to over 600MB. Sometimes in excess of 900MB.

    Anybody else face the same problem??
  • No such issues on ubuntu. Even after 2-3 weeks without restart guayadeque was never above 150MB. But if I do remember correctly, previously it was even less.
  • Will take a look to see if something is wrong...

    With the port to wxWidgets 3.0 and gstreamer 1.0 many changes have been done so maybe its causing this...

    Thank you for your help
  • I'm using Mint 18 Xfce 64-bit and when i open Guayadeque it goes to 58MB. Then when i play a song it goes to 1 - 1.5GB and it stays there.
  • Even with a fresh install my problem persisted. As much as I loved Guayadeque I have had to move on. For now I am using mpd+Cantata.
  • Maybe it is something mint related? I'm now on Gnome 16.10 with gnome 3.22 (which is unofficial for 16.10) and guayadeque has no memory leaks.
  • I have also noticed the same symptoms as @razvaf. I am using Mint 18 Xfce 32 bit on an old Compaq Presario R3000 with 2GB memory. Once I play a song I see the same memory consumption 1.5-2GB.
  • I will take a look again... last time could not reproduce the problem...

    but I will try once more time

    Can anyone with the problem tell me what are the windows open they have ?

    Thanks for your help
  • I have the Now Playing, Last.fm, Directory browser, Lyrics, My Music open. No Player Filters, Vu meter, Cover, Sources windows.

    In addition to problem we are discussing, the whole interface seems to disappear sometimes. Need to restart to correct it.
  • dippy said:


    In addition to problem we are discussing, the whole interface seems to disappear sometimes. Need to restart to correct it.



    This have been fixed recently. Please update
  • For now and till I trace the problem just close the last.fm panel. It shouldl keep memory usage low
  • The memory issue is caused by libcurl... Opened a bug to libcurl project. Maybe I am wrong but looks like it...
  • At the end this looks like a gnutls bug. They use way too much memory and they dont free it up once the transfer is done. It is not a libcurl bug.

    For now the solution is to use libcurl4-openssl-dev package instead of the libcurl4-gnutls-dev one.

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