[GRLUG] memory leak?

Eric Beversluis ebever at researchintegration.org
Wed Nov 18 21:57:44 EST 2015

I recently am experiencing my Fedora 22 installation slowing 
considerably as it remains up for several days. I've got 4GB of RAM. It 
will start with using maybe 1.5 or GB but eventually will be up around 
2.5GB with 216MB or so in Swap.

The curious thing is that as I close programs, the swap doesn't seem to 
go down and it's not clear whether the computer runs any faster. I see 
most of the slowness in Thunderbird, I think. Is this what we used to 
call 'memory leak' and accuse Windows of?

I recently swapped my HDD for a Solid State Drive. I would have expected 
this to give me more speed, but the slowing down seems to have happened 
after that swap.

Closing apps has this result:

RAM            Swap
2.5 GB        217MB
Close Firefox
2.3             217
Close Thunderbird
1.8             217
Close Document Reader
1.7             217
Close Calc
1.5            217
Open Thunderbird
1.7            217
Eric Beversluis
www.ericbeversluis.com <http://www.ericbeversluis.com>
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