[Digikam-devel] [Bug 255858] New: memory leak (?) while thumbnailing very large files!

krzysztof pijarski kpijarski at gmx.com
Tue Nov 2 09:15:31 CET 2010


https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=255858

           Summary: memory leak (?) while thumbnailing very large files!
           Product: digikam
           Version: 1.5.0
          Platform: Compiled Sources
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: crash
          Priority: NOR
         Component: general
        AssignedTo: digikam-devel at kde.org
        ReportedBy: kpijarski at gmx.com


Version:           1.5.0 (using KDE 4.5.1) 
OS:                Linux

When I open a folder with very large files (>600 Mb), and digikam starts
producing the thumbnails, the program eats up all memory resources in no time,
forcing everything else to swap and thus rendering the system unusable.
Ultimately, the thumbnails are generated but it takes forever, and, as I said,
the system is totally unusable. I am no programmer but I think there is
something wrong with the thumbnail generation routine. Thanks!

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
Put a large file in a folder (>600 Mb; mine are actually 800 Mb & 1 Gb) and go
to that folder for the program to thumbnail them.

Actual Results:  
Digikam eats all memory resources, rendering the system unusable.

Expected Results:  
Digikam should manage the available memory efficiently, not causing everything
else to hang, and choke on the data itself (as I said above, the process takes
forever)

The same happens in current svn

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