[Digikam-users] Digikam memory usage

Alberto Ferrante alberto.ferrante at tiscali.it
Tue Nov 15 17:36:44 GMT 2011

I do not think I will be able to do that soon, it takes time and I do
not have much at the moment. We anyway know already why it crashes: it
fills up all the available memory (8GB of RAM +14 of swap) and it gets
terminated. I monitored memory usage and this is what happens.
I can tell that the memory use increases with the number of images. It
is "acceptable" below 1-2'000 images; it becomes unacceptable above that

If you can, please try importing a folder with, say, 10'000 images...
Are you able? How much memory is it using after the folder scan phase?


> Ok, it's fully different way...
> Now, open a console and start digiKam into gdb until it crash, and report
> trace.
> Look here for details:
> https://projects.kde.org/projects/extragear/graphics/digikam/repository/revisions/master/entry/HACKING#L251

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