XBMC memory leak remedy

XBMC (now Kodi) has always had a tendency of leaking memory, so that it will eventually thrash and crash. My simple solution to this is to run xbmc inside a for loop instead of directly (just run the script from .xinitrc):


while [ 1 ]; do
nohup sleep 10

…And add the following to the local XBMC user’s crontab:

0 4 * * *       killall xbmc.bin

This will kill XBMC every night at 4 o’clock. And give you a fresh XBMC every day!