Since I upgraded to Kodi 18, kodi seems to crash frequently. After a bit of hunting, most crashes are related to out of memory condition. I am not running extra processes beside openVPN (eating a couple of megabytes only). No extra addons beside a screensaver. My Raspberry Pi 3B+ has 1GB or RAM and no SWAP configured. It runs 24/7.
Apparently, Kodi (or some standard addon, I only use the standard repository) is leaking memory.
I have evolved this OSMC instance since 2015 (?), doing the monthly upgrades. Never reinstalled it again.
I wonder why nobody else is complaining about this :-?
In any case, I wonder if anybody is running OSMC on the Raspberry PI with ZRAM or similar technology. I would rather not do swap over the microSD.
Would you mind to share your Kodi memory usage after booting and after a few hours sitting idle, just for comparison?
My last Kodi instance was killed by the OOM when it was using 685MB. After 8 hours being idle (only screensaver showing a slideshow with personal pics), Kodi is using 258MB. Growing slowly. My Raspberry reports 230MB free RAM (using “free”). There is nothing else sucking memory.
Thanks for your time.