Issues and probably bugs, assistance required

Sorry for the generic title, it's just I am getting various different kinds of issues.

  1. fish keeps forgetting history, like every time my laptop goes to sleep. zsh and bash do remember (my default is zsh). Not even the arrow shortcuts giving me past searches on fish.

  2. The new btrfs assistant is the only program that doesn't seem to respect system font settings. It uses the default Fira Sans I think.

  3. This is an old one actually, but there seems to be some kind of memory leak on using any browser. RAM consumption on startup : 1.8-2GB. After using a browser and closing it, about 3.1GB. I have plenty of RAM to spare, but why use that 1GB if not needed? I am not even getting that back on reusing browser, it starts using more. Even while writing this, I am using 3.6GB RAM with just 1 tab on brave browser(600-700MB consumption), and nothing else running in background.

╰─λ inxi -Faz
System:
Kernel: 5.15.7-arch1-g14-1 x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0
parameters: pm_debug_messages amd_pmc.enable_stb=1 amd_pmc.dyndbg="+p"
acpi.dyndbg="file drivers/acpi/x86/s2idle.c +p"
BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-g14
root=UUID=edc8611c-d94e-4567-85f8-02b07c91fda3 rw [email protected]
quiet
cryptdevice=UUID=98382a7e-5fd2-4dca-b6e6-6aca242b8ece:luks-98382a7e-5fd2-4dca-b6e6-6aca242b8ece
root=/dev/mapper/luks-98382a7e-5fd2-4dca-b6e6-6aca242b8ece splash
rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=1 loglevel=3
Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.23.4 tk: Qt 5.15.2 info: latte-dock wm: kwin_x11
vt: 1 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:
Type: Laptop System: ASUSTeK product: ROG Zephyrus G14 GA401II_GA401II
v: 1.0 serial: <superuser required>
Mobo: ASUSTeK model: GA401II v: 1.0 serial: <superuser required>
UEFI: American Megatrends v: GA401II.219 date: 12/30/2020
Battery:
ID-1: BAT0 charge: 55.4 Wh (74.9%) condition: 74.0/76.0 Wh (97.4%)
volts: 15.8 min: 15.8 model: ASUSTeK ASUS Battery type: Li-ion serial: N/A
status: Discharging
Device-1: hid-dc:2c:26:05:66:0e-battery model: Keychron K2 serial: N/A
Use of uninitialized value $val2 in string eq at /usr/bin/inxi line 6943.
Use of uninitialized value $val2 in split at /usr/bin/inxi line 6948.
Use of uninitialized value $val2 in concatenation (.) or string at /usr/bin/inxi line 6950.
Use of uninitialized value $val2 in concatenation (.) or string at /usr/bin/inxi line 6953.
Use of uninitialized value $val2 in concatenation (.) or string at /usr/bin/inxi line 6954.
charge: N/A status:
Device-2: hidpp_battery_0
model: Logitech G304 Lightspeed Wireless Gaming Mouse serial: <filter>
Use of uninitialized value $val2 in string eq at /usr/bin/inxi line 6943.
Use of uninitialized value $val2 in split at /usr/bin/inxi line 6948.
Use of uninitialized value $val2 in concatenation (.) or string at /usr/bin/inxi line 6950.
Use of uninitialized value $val2 in concatenation (.) or string at /usr/bin/inxi line 6953.
Use of uninitialized value $val2 in concatenation (.) or string at /usr/bin/inxi line 6954.
charge: 100% (should be ignored) rechargeable: yes status:
CPU:
Info: model: AMD Ryzen 5 4600HS with Radeon Graphics bits: 64 type: MT MCP
arch: Zen 2 family: 0x17 (23) model-id: 0x60 (96) stepping: 1
microcode: 0x8600104
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 6 tpc: 2 threads: 12 smt: enabled cache:
L1: 384 KiB desc: d-6x32 KiB; i-6x32 KiB L2: 3 MiB desc: 6x512 KiB
L3: 8 MiB desc: 2x4 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 2051 high: 2420 min/max: 1400/3000 boost: enabled
scaling: driver: acpi-cpufreq governor: performance cores: 1: 2185 2: 2211
3: 2220 4: 2309 5: 2420 6: 2211 7: 1820 8: 1912 9: 1822 10: 1382 11: 1800
12: 2322 bogomips: 71897
Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm
Vulnerabilities:
Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected
Type: l1tf status: Not affected
Type: mds status: Not affected
Type: meltdown status: Not affected
Type: spec_store_bypass
mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl
Type: spectre_v1
mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Full AMD retpoline, IBPB: conditional,
IBRS_FW, STIBP: conditional, RSB filling
Type: srbds status: Not affected
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:
Device-1: AMD Renoir vendor: ASUSTeK driver: amdgpu v: kernel
bus-ID: 04:00.0 chip-ID: 1002:1636 class-ID: 0300
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.21.1.2 compositor: kwin_x11 driver:
loaded: amdgpu,ati unloaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,vesa
display-ID: :0 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 508x285mm (20.0x11.2")
s-diag: 582mm (22.9")
Monitor-1: eDP res: 1920x1080 hz: 120 dpi: 158
size: 309x174mm (12.2x6.9") diag: 355mm (14")
Message: Unable to show advanced data. Required tool glxinfo missing.
Audio:
Device-1: AMD driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 04:00.1
chip-ID: 1002:1637 class-ID: 0403
Device-2: AMD Raven/Raven2/FireFlight/Renoir Audio Processor
vendor: ASUSTeK driver: N/A
alternate: snd_pci_acp3x, snd_rn_pci_acp3x, snd_pci_acp5x bus-ID: 04:00.5
chip-ID: 1022:15e2 class-ID: 0480
Device-3: AMD Family 17h HD Audio vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel
v: kernel bus-ID: 04:00.6 chip-ID: 1022:15e3 class-ID: 0403
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.15.7-arch1-g14-1 running: yes
Sound Server-2: JACK v: 1.9.19 running: no
Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: no
Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.42 running: yes
Network:
Device-1: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel bus-ID: 02:00.0
chip-ID: 8086:2723 class-ID: 0280
IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Bluetooth:
Device-1: Intel AX200 Bluetooth type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8
bus-ID: 5-4:3 chip-ID: 8087:0029 class-ID: e001
Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: up address: <filter>
Drives:
Local Storage: total: 953.87 GiB used: 111.49 GiB (11.7%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Intel model: SSDPEKNW010T8
size: 953.87 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B
speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 004C
temp: 27.9 C scheme: GPT
Partition:
ID-1: / raw-size: 953.57 GiB size: 953.57 GiB (100.00%)
used: 111.49 GiB (11.7%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/dm-0 maj-min: 254:0
mapped: luks-98382a7e-5fd2-4dca-b6e6-6aca242b8ece
ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 300 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%)
used: 720 KiB (0.2%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
ID-3: /home raw-size: 953.57 GiB size: 953.57 GiB (100.00%)
used: 111.49 GiB (11.7%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/dm-0 maj-min: 254:0
mapped: luks-98382a7e-5fd2-4dca-b6e6-6aca242b8ece
ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 953.57 GiB size: 953.57 GiB (100.00%)
used: 111.49 GiB (11.7%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/dm-0 maj-min: 254:0
mapped: luks-98382a7e-5fd2-4dca-b6e6-6aca242b8ece
ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 953.57 GiB size: 953.57 GiB (100.00%)
used: 111.49 GiB (11.7%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/dm-0 maj-min: 254:0
mapped: luks-98382a7e-5fd2-4dca-b6e6-6aca242b8ece
Swap:
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 15.11 GiB used: 668 KiB (0.0%)
priority: 100 dev: /dev/zram0
Sensors:
System Temperatures: cpu: 31.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: amdgpu temp: 31.0 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 2600
Info:
Processes: 345 Uptime: 7h 14m wakeups: 45 Memory: 15.12 GiB
used: 3.63 GiB (24.0%) Init: systemd v: 249 tool: systemctl Compilers:
gcc: 11.1.0 clang: 13.0.0 Packages: pacman: 1443 lib: 355 Shell: fish
v: 3.3.1 default: Zsh v: 5.8 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.10

Have you tried with other kernels?
This is not an "official" one, I think

Did you check the settings?

Its a feature.

If you load other apps in your 16 GB RAM it will remove "old" memory.
This makes your system fast.
Unused RAM is wasted RAM.

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"Buffers."

The RAM is still available for use, but buffered.

Google Linux RAM buffering.

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If you feel your browser has a memory leak, have you tested alternate browsers. Perhaps the Brave browser's feature of serving you approved advertisements is devouring your ram. :rofl:

Most modern browsers use a great deal of RAM, it's just the nature of the beast these days.

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@filo I kind of have to use this kernel since it includes patches for my laptop, otherwise I have a system where fans barely spin. The patches are required by a package called asusctl which uses power-profiles-daemon and supergfxctl(for gpu switching) all installed from a custom repo (the aur version of asusctl just doesn't work).

Maybe from kernel 5.16 or 5.17, I won't need to be using this particular kernel and get back on zen kernel.


@SGS

I haven't messed with fish config ever. I really like what garuda does with the configs by default. What particular settings/configs should I look into?

Then it's fine by me. I thought this was some kind of memory leak issue.


@c00ter I'll look into RAM buffering, thanks.


@tbg It's the same for all browsers I've tested - firedragon, firefox, chromium, brave. As told by others it seems like a misconception on my end.


Edit(s) : Reply to everyone in one message box and made more readable.

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Hey an update on this. Again I haven't ever touched the default fish config.

It seems after a reboot, the whole fish history magically comes back. This issue of forgetting entire history only occurs after laptop wakes from sleep.

You got any solutions to this?

Did you try to open a new terminal/konsole.
On i3wm it work after sleep in xfce4-terminal, I think the same for KDE, team members use KDE on laptop and I never heard about this error.

Yeah closed and re-opened a new terminal too. Even on another terminal application like alacritty and yakuake it's only fish that forgets history.

Been testing for a few days now updating all packages everyday, it doesn't seem to be happening right now. I am going to mark the post as solved for now.

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