[Digikam-devel] [Bug 106794] too many kio_thumbnail processes bring machine to its knees

Gilles Schintgen gilles at vonet.lu
Thu Jun 9 23:50:42 CEST 2005

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------- Additional Comments From gilles vonet lu  2005-06-09 23:50 -------
On Thursday 09 June 2005 22:47, Renchi Raju wrote:
> digikamthumbnail process could not create the thumbnails for these files
> (btw, what kind of images).

Exactly! I've just noticed that in fact there are _lots_ of invalid symlinks 
in that album. So, it's my fault that you couldn't reproduce it. In fact it's 
quite easy now to reproduce, you'll just have to create an album containing 
only invalid files and watch.
for i in $(seq 1 1000); do head -c 10000 /dev/zero > $i.jpg; echo $i; done
Open such an album and you'll have lots of kio_thumbnail processes.

(How did I end up with such an album? For testing purposes I created an album 
containing symlinks to all of the pictures. But later on I moved or deleted 
some, so the links became invalid.)

Considering that this only appears with invalid pictures, it's clearly a very 
exceptional situation.


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