Recent taglib memleak introduced in 9b995544e

Scott Wheeler wheeler at
Mon Oct 24 15:58:42 UTC 2016

I suspect what you're seeing is that the indexer is using the old version of TagLib, and the file introduced specifically is testing for that bug.  I don't think that's really a bug of the TagLib developer sources.


> On Oct 24, 2016, at 13:56, Tomaz Canabrava <tcanabrava at> wrote:
> please cc to me as I'm not on the mailing-list.
> I'm not sure if this bug is here for a longer time, but a binary file introduced in 9b995544e ( toc_many_children.mp3 ) causes taglib to eat my whole memory ( 20gbs ) and my system is unresponsive. 
> I know that this file is used only for testing purposes but as soon as I checked out the repository, baloo tried to index it and in the index it uses taglib to find out about mp3 information, and poof. 
> I tried to run the tests files and they run fine 
> vlc also crashes trying to open the file (also using taglib)
> Tomaz

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