This appears to be a problem in Ubuntu 16.04, where hud-service is taking up 2.4 GB of RAM after 27 days on my system.
-- You received this bug notification because you are a member of DX Packages, which is subscribed to hud in Ubuntu. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1203718 Title: hud-service is consuming too much recources Status in Unity HUD: New Status in hud package in Ubuntu: Confirmed Bug description: For a couple of days now (I assume since recent Unity updates), my Laptop is performing more an more poor throughout the day. First 2-3 hours Unity is running smoothly (Dash, HUD, etc.) Afterwards, opening Dash or HUD and even switching workspaces and starting applications becomes very slow. Sometimes I have to restart lightdm from a tty-console or reboot. Running "top" in a terminal shows that a process called "hud-service" is consuming up to 60% of CPU and RAM resources. My hardware should be perfectly able to cope with 13.04 (Dell Latitude E5420, quad-core, 8GB RAM) and was until about two weeks before. ProblemType: Bug DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.04 Package: unity 7.0.0daily13.04.18~13.04-0ubuntu1 ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.8.0-26.38-generic 18.104.22.168 Uname: Linux 3.8.0-26-generic x86_64 ApportVersion: 2.9.2-0ubuntu8.1 Architecture: amd64 CompizPlugins: No value set for `/apps/compiz-1/general/screen0/options/active_plugins' Date: Mon Jul 22 13:49:15 2013 InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-04-25 (87 days ago) InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 13.04 "Raring Ringtail" - Release amd64 (20130424) MarkForUpload: True ProcEnviron: TERM=xterm PATH=(custom, no user) XDG_RUNTIME_DIR=<set> LANG=de_DE.UTF-8 SHELL=/bin/bash SourcePackage: unity UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install) To manage notifications about this bug go to: https://bugs.launchpad.net/hud/+bug/1203718/+subscriptions -- Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~dx-packages Post to : email@example.com Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~dx-packages More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp