I filed a bug report with GEGL because while I was using GIMP, GEGL
created a 147GiB swap file on my $HOME partition, in the process using
up every scrap of free space on the partition, and then GEGL popped up a
notice saying that it couldn't continue writing to swap as there was no
I wasn't sure whether to file the bug with GEGL or with GIMP, because
obviously this bug affects GIMP, in fact froze my computer, I had to
press the button on the front of the box to shut down Linux, and so of
course lost all the work I'd done since the last save.
My machine has 32GB RAM, so I changed my "start GIMP" file to include
But this won't be an option for people who don't have a lot of RAM.
Does anyone know, did GEGL create this huge swap file in one editing
session? Or does GEGL keep adding to the original swap file that it
created who knows how long ago? I could remove the lines telling GEGL to
use RAM as swap space and see what happens, but I'm loathe to risk a
repeat of having GIMP and my entire computer freeze up.
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