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[Bug 954117] Re: compiz close animation is leaking window handles


*** This bug is a duplicate of bug 1065657 ***

** This bug has been marked a duplicate of bug 1065657
   compiz leaks window handles (and pixmaps?)

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  compiz close animation is leaking window handles

Status in compiz package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  This is a major and severe leak, I would classify this as a complete
  show-stopper because it is not only leaking *huge* amounts of window
  handles, it will also lead to *insane* amounts of memory leakage.

  Steps to reproduce:

  * start compiz, use the animations plugin and configure an animation for closing a window.
  * start xrestop and carefully watch the numbers reported for "Wins" for the compiz process and also for gtk-window-decorator (or unity-window-decorator)
  * additionally start htop and watch overall memory usage and swap usage.

  * now open a window (for example start a terminal) and close it again.
  * observe the leak of 3 Wins for compiz and 19 Wins for gtk-window-decorator each time you do this.

  to make it easier run such a script:


  while : ; do
          /usr/bin/xclock &
          sleep .5
          killall xclock

  (assuming that you have xclock installed and configured a close
  animation for window type "Unknown"). The above script will make it
  consume insane amounts of memory with no limit, after running it for 5
  minutes it will have started swapping (I have only 500MB RAM total)
  and after less than half an hour it would have consumed more than 1GB
  of my Swap and the leaked window handles in xrestop go into the

  The nasty thing about this is that the memory usage will not show up
  associated to any particular process in ps or top, here all processes
  seem to behave totally well, neither X nor compiz nor any other
  process is showing any sign of unusually large RSS usage, all numbers
  stay constant, yet the total memory and swap usage is increasing
  linearly over time ad infinitum. The only clue about what is happening
  is the numbers in xrestop.

  If I disable the animations plugin (or even only disable the close
  animation) it will not leak these handles anymore and memory leak is
  strongly reduced (not completely gone but significantly reduced).

  My system:
  IBM ThinkPad T40, ATI Radeon Mobility 7500, xorg radeon driver, 500MB RAM, 1500MB Swap
  Ubuntu 11.10, running a very minimal xfce with compiz and gtk-window-decorator 

  If there is anything I can do to supply additional information, please
  tell me. I hope somebody else can confirm this behavior.

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
  Package: compiz 1:0.9.6+bzr20110929-0ubuntu6.1
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-16.29-generic 3.0.20
  Uname: Linux 3.0.0-16-generic i686
  ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu4
  Architecture: i386
  CompizPlugins: No value set for `/apps/compiz-1/general/screen0/options/active_plugins'
  Date: Tue Mar 13 15:19:09 2012
  PackageArchitecture: all
   PATH=(custom, user)
  SourcePackage: compiz
  UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to oneiric on 2012-02-26 (16 days ago)

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