Memory Leak?

Reply
Highlighted

Memory Leak?

BlahBlahptx
Casual Listener

So I'm currently using v1.0.5.186 and after ~2 days my spotify was using 3,8GB Ram. I restarted the client and after a few hours I'm again close to 1gb. wow.png

Fix it please 🙂

17 Replies
Highlighted

Re: Memory Leak?

Jordi
Community Legend

Hi there and welcome to the community,

 

Could you try doing a full reinstallation of the app, including removing your local cache/data files.


What's a Spotify Rock Star, and how do I become one?
Last.fm | Twitter

Backstage Intro - Meet Jordi!
What's it like to be in a Spotify Office?


Did I help? Please add a like!
Did I solve your issue? Please accept as the solution!


Highlighted

Re: Memory Leak?

atom1989
Community Legend
That's really big amount of ram.
Have you tried to reinstall spotify?

1, Uninstall Spotify from "Programs and Features" in Control Panel
2. Remove all spotify folders on your PC
3. Download and run CCleaner, clean and repair your registry.( http://download.cnet.com/CCleaner/ )
4. Restart your pc.
3. Install the latest version of spotify.
If my post helped you to fix your problem, please press "Accept as Solution" button.
Highlighted

Re: Memory Leak?

Streck0
Roadie

I know this is not helping, but the fact that you guys keep suggesting clean installations over and over again speaks volumes about the quality of Spotify's software.

Highlighted

Re: Memory Leak?

BlahBlahptx
Casual Listener

Yup, same stuff like "have you tried to turn it off/on". Sad support here. Well, then bye bye Crapify-

Highlighted

Re: Memory Leak?

Koaieus
Regular

Running Spotify v1.0.6.80.g2a801a53 on Windows 7, I run into the same problem, huge memory usage.

 

I have found a way to replicate this behaviour:

  1. Start up Spotify
  2. * (not sure) Listen to music for some time, ensuring there are some songs in the play history
  3. Go to play queue
  4. Go to history tab
  5. Switch back to play queue tab
  6. Repeat 4&5 indefinitely

Each time I performed step 5 I gained about 40-80 MB of memory usage which was not released until after I closed Spotify entirely.

Any actual help that does not concern reinstalling/cleaning?

 

Greetings,

Koaieus

 

Edit: I am using the free version of Spotify, perhaps that is important, like Spotify continuously loading ads?

Highlighted

Re: Memory Leak?

cloudsmaker
Roadie
I tried to recreate that and yeah, it really does increase the memory each time. Not to mention that the History tab make Spotify so laggy—it's unusable.
Highlighted

Re: Memory Leak?

Derek6711
Casual Listener

Is it turns out every button you press just eats more memory. It is like the program does not have a function to release unused memory. Although I agree with the rest that the history tab takes up a substantial amount more when used.

 

All in all this isn't an issue for me because I have 12GB of RAM. I have left Spotify on for days at a time and it still seems to run fine.

 

 

I attatched some pictures from using the "history tab" method. I managed to double the RAM consumption from .5GB to 1GB in under 2 minutes.

 

it should be noted that I have version 1.0.6.80

before1.jpg
after1.jpg
Highlighted

Re: Memory Leak?

zerkms
Gig Goer

I can confirm there is a memory leak:

1.0.6.80

After listening spotify for couple of hours the spotify process occupies ~888Mb and grows with the speed of at least 4-8Kb/s.

 

Just before I entered a forum to put this message it was ~872Mb

 

PS: As I'm writing this line now it's ~890Mb already and keeps growing.

 

PPS: as of now, an hour after my initial post, it's ~979Mb and keeps growing.

Highlighted

Re: Memory Leak?

Koaieus
Regular

Could any staff member try and replicate this memory leak as well? I'd like to have this fixed asap.

SUGGESTED POSTS