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FS#64467 - [pulseaudio] Possible memory leak in PulseAudio

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Gabriel Ziegler (gabrielziegler) - Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 02:15 GMT
Last edited by David Runge (dvzrv) - Tuesday, 19 November 2019, 21:43 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Assigned
Assigned To Jan Alexander Steffens (heftig)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 0
Private No



Additional info:
* package version(s)
* config and/or log files etc.
* link to upstream bug report, if any

Steps to reproduce: leave the computer running with PulseAudio for a few hours and check on on HTOP memory usage.
I have caught PulseAudio consuming more than 4gb of RAM many times. Killing the process with pulseaudio -k and restarting it solve it.

I am running on:
Manjaro Linux x86_64, 5.2.21-1-MANJARO (this problem was also happening on my Arch)
pulseaudio 13.0-dirty

link to my dotfiles:

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Comment by Gabriel Ziegler (gabrielziegler) - Wednesday, 20 November 2019, 23:44 GMT
A screenshot of Pulseaudio job consuming more than 2Gb of memory
Comment by Gabriel Ziegler (gabrielziegler) - Wednesday, 25 March 2020, 00:30 GMT
I have found out the reason for the memory leak. It was the result of a script that I was running on my polybar.