[Digikam-users] Digikam memory usage
caulier.gilles at gmail.com
Sun Nov 13 22:28:37 GMT 2011
In first, we must identify where memory is lost.
Run digiKam through valgrind from a console, an report the trace here.
For details, look here :
2011/11/13 Alberto Ferrante <alberto.ferrante at tiscali.it>
> Thanks for your reply, Gilles.
> I use version 2.3 (on Fedora 16, 64 bit). I now use MySQL as DB.
> Is there any way (e.g. any setting) to improve memory consumption?
> Alberto Ferrante
> > Which version you use ?
> > Since 2.2.0 i work on import tool to limit memory consumption due
> > to thumbnail processing. There is a cache interface now. Also,
> > before this version, all thumbs from camera been processed. Now,
> > only item displaed in icon view are processed on the fly.
> > I recommend to use 2.3.0. There is a little bug in this cache
> > interface which can crash digiKam with AVI file. Marcel has fixed
> > it with 2.3.0 release.
> > Best
> > Gilles Caulier
> On 11/13/2011 05:22 PM, Alberto Ferrante wrote:
> > in the latest days I have tried to import my collection of photos
> > into Digikam. Unfortunately I was not able: Digikam seems to
> > require too much memory to import even not so big albums. For
> > example, to import a folder with 3'000 picture Digikam used about
> > 15GB of RAM (8 of RAM + swap). I was not able to import other
> > larger folders (with more than 10Kphotos) as Digikam was terminated
> > after having filled all the available memory (about 20GB). I do not
> > want to criticize this software (that looks very promising), but I
> > feel like a tool like this becomes really useful if you have a
> > large collection of photos (and this is why I would like to use
> > it!). Therefore, it should be designed to handle this situation.
> > Probably the computations after the collection read should be split
> > in small chunks to avoid this huge memory usage.
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