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eating memory

Postby kkn1 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:03 pm

hello.
after upgrading to cinnamon 18.3 my "cinnamon" will not stop hugging memory, after a 4 days its up to close to 70% memory usage witch it will not dump.
Screenshot from 2017-12-07 18-37-41.png


and at times when i scroll my browser my "webcontent" will hug CPU usage like H ( to say it nice ).
Screenshot from 2017-12-03 18-07-40.png


i dont know if this i caused by VLC or not, but after i upgraded my VLC started to "hang" a few sec when i watching a video, it freezes the pic but not the sound and then resumes, this can happen several times during a video.

is there enny one else who have the same/experienced this problem?
i upgraded from 18.2 to 18.3 with no problem ( during upgrade )
or is there some one who have a solution to this?

    System: Host: htcp Kernel: 4.10.0-40-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
    Desktop: Cinnamon 3.6.6 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3) Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia
    Machine: Mobo: INTEL model: CRESCENTBAY Bios: American Megatrends v: 5.6.5 date: 08/29/2015
    CPU: Dual core Intel Core i5-5200U (-HT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB
    flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 8779
    clock speeds: max: 2700 MHz 1: 1294 MHz 2: 1202 MHz 3: 1108 MHz 4: 1191 MHz
    Graphics: Card: Intel Broadwell-U Integrated Graphics bus-ID: 00:02.0
    Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz
    GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 5500 (Broadwell GT2)
    GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.0.7 Direct Rendering: Yes
    Audio: Card Intel Broadwell-U Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:03.0
    Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.10.0-40-generic
    Network: Card-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
    driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: e000 bus-ID: 02:00.0
    IF: enp2s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
    Card-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
    driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: d000 bus-ID: 03:00.0
    IF: enp3s0 state: down mac: <filter>
    Card-3: Broadcom BCM43225 802.11b/g/n driver: bcma-pci-bridge bus-ID: 04:00.0
    IF: wlp4s0b1 state: down mac: <filter>
    Drives: HDD Total Size: 250.1GB (14.2% used) ID-1: /dev/sda model: Samsung_SSD_850 size: 250.1GB
    Partition: ID-1: / size: 221G used: 26G (13%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2
    ID-2: swap-1 size: 8.49GB used: 0.22GB (3%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda3
    RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
    Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 37.0C mobo: 29.8C
    Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
    Info: Processes: 222 Uptime: 4 days Memory: 6256.2/7886.7MB Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
    Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35

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Re: eating memory

Postby Pjotr » Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:05 pm

Tip: 10 things to do after installing Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia
Keep your Linux Mint healthy: Avoid these 10 fatal mistakes
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Re: eating memory

Postby kkn1 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:12 pm

Pjotr wrote:Try this:
https://sites.google.com/site/easylinux ... n-Cinnamon
(item 7.1, right column)


thank you, memory problem seems to be solved as of now.

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Re: eating memory

Postby Pjotr » Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:27 pm

Good to hear! :)

Additionally, you might get better performance by a driver switch for your video chipset:
https://sites.google.com/site/easylinux ... l-graphics
(item 6, left column)
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Re: eating memory

Postby kkn1 » Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:38 am

well after a few days cinnamon will stil not dump the memory usage down.
and i stil get hangs on videos when watching them.
to get memory usage down on cinnamon i have to reboot.


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Re: eating memory

Postby Pjotr » Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:46 am

What extra applets or desklets have you installed in your Cinnamon? Those are the usual suspects....
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Re: eating memory

Postby kkn1 » Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:04 am

kodi ( but not used in over 3 months )
a weather app
and a screen shot app

and i just "purged" ( few mins before typing this ) some old kernels ( from another tread you did comment in ) but there are loads of headers stil there ( have not rebooted after purging witch i will be doing after posting this ).

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Re: eating memory

Postby deepakdeshp » Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:17 pm

If possible daily reboot the machine.
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I am using Mint 18.3 Cinnamon 64 bit with AMD processor . Memory 8GB

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Re: eating memory

Postby mtj » Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:38 pm

Applets, extensions and desklets are usually hungry of RAM.
I solved removing all of them, reducing windows effects and other cool esthetic elements and if used RAM by Cinnamon grows up I restart it (right clic on the panel, Select Troubleshoot > Restart Cinnamon).
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Re: eating memory

Postby kkn1 » Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:19 am

mtj wrote:Applets, extensions and desklets are usually hungry of RAM.
I solved removing all of them, reducing windows effects and other cool esthetic elements and if used RAM by Cinnamon grows up I restart it (right clic on the panel, Select Troubleshoot > Restart Cinnamon).


i have to reboot daily to do so.
i did not have this problem under 18.2
this is the first time since 17.0 that i have had problem with cinnamon not dumping/freeing up from the memory.
from version 18.2 and down i could have my pc on for weeks with out enny problem.
and every thing is up to date.

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Re: eating memory

Postby thx-1138 » Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:13 am

i have to reboot daily to do so.

Not a solution, but a way to at least avoid having to reboot until the culprit is found...
https://www.unixmen.com/how-to-clear-memory-cache-on-linux-servers/

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Re: eating memory

Postby clem » Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:10 pm

Hi,

You didn't identify the cause of the memory leak, so it's hard to propose a solution.

That said, you don't need to reboot... you can restart Cinnamon even without stopping the session. Press Alt+F2, type r and press Enter. This will restart the Cinnamon process within the same session.
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Re: eating memory

Postby kkn1 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:13 am

well for a person who do not know much about linux exept the newb basic so to say its hard for me to know what to look for.
is there a command to see where in cinnamon to look for a "list" so to say?
like list what processes under cinnamon witch is active for ex?

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Re: eating memory

Postby kkn1 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:20 pm

the only file/place i can find that will not dump the memory is "cinnamon -- replace" file.
as show in this screen shot
Screenshot from 2018-01-04 17-16-10.png


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