…but I was celebrating just a bit too early. It looks as if tracker, the file indexer for the GNOME desktop search, has an extreme memory leak: Moments after I log in on the desktop all my memory is used up and the system dies.
Fun fact: I don’t even use GNOME – I use KDE/Plasma 5, so why is that even installed…
sudo zypper rm -u tracker && sudo zypper al tracker
And that’s that. Now back to actually doing stuff.