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From: Dale <rdalek1967@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Plasmashell consuming huge amounts of memory.
Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2017 23:29:00
Message-Id: 28e1c23b-46d3-e0d5-f4ec-3166bc124c03@gmail.com
Howdy,

I did a upgrade recently and after that, plasmashell is consuming a huge
amount of memory.  I noticed it at one point and it was taking about
8GBs.  I killed it and restarted but it seems to keep happening after a
few hours.  After I took a nap, I nudged the monitor back to the on
state only to notice it had eaten so much memory that the system killed
plasmashell and I had to restart it then.  It also made other programs
go to swap since it was full as well.  Glad the system dealt with it
instead of just crashing the whole thing. 

After I restart it, it goes back to normal, a few hundred megabytes, but
slowly starts increasing again.  It gets old having to either logout or
restart the thing. 

Has anyone else noticed this happening on their systems?  If not, I may
rename .kde4 and see if that helps.  Maybe a bad or outdated config. 

Currently on:

kde-plasma/plasma-workspace-5.10.5-r1

Was on:

kde-plasma/plasma-workspace-5.10.5

It seems it was a Gentoo upgrade based on the -r1. 

Thanks.

Dale

:-)  :-) 

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