[Digikam-devel] Possibly dangerous bug in 0.9.0-beta1

Gerhard Kulzer gerhard at kulzer.net
Sat Jul 29 17:31:28 BST 2006

Am Samstag, 29. Juli 2006 16:56 schrieb Rainer Krienke:
> Am Samstag, 29. Juli 2006 15:25 schrieb Marcel Wiesweg:
> > Can anyone (except Rainer and me) verify this?
> > Use "ipcs -m" to display Shared memory segments.
> Your bug fix in svn works for me. There are no more 4MB shared memory
> segments after digikam has terminated.
> > As an intermediate solution, lost memory can be removed by ipcrm:
> > for i in `ipcs -m|grep 4194304|awk '{print $2}'`; do ipcrm -m $i; done
> >
> > Assuming the problem can be verified:
> > It will be >4 weeks till beta2, with Gilles on holidays. I cannot with
> > good conscience say "go on and test beta1, it has great new features" to
> > users, "but it will eat your memory".
> >
> > I am wondering if we should release a beta1-r1 or whatever which is
> > beta1 + the fix for the problem.
> > I need your viewpoints!
> If more people can confirm this problem:
> From my point of view it would be good to release another beta version
> since this bug is really bad and might leave a bad taste for some people
> which have only little meomory in their systems. This memory could get
> occupied completely by digikam and could lead to a system freeze which
> might after all lead to a loss of other unsaved data.
> Rainer
I can confirm this problem, it bugged me for quite a while, and after the fix 
from Marcel it's gone. Another beta release is much wished for I'd say.

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