Hi, On Mon, 2007-03-12 at 06:51 -0800, William Skaggs wrote: > I think you have hit an actual bug, and that it doesn't have anything > to do with python, because I have encountered a similar thing in a > modified version of gimpressionist that I worked up, written purely > in C. I believe that there is some sort of memory leak that causes > gimp in some situations to maintain reference to tiles that are no > longer being used in any way, and it is something that shows up when > you create and delete layers over and over again, in a certain way. > So it would probably be useful for you to file a bug report about this, > if you would.
It would only be useful if that bug report included a way to reproduce the problem. And it would probably be helpful to discuss that code example beforehand. I am not saying that there are no memory leaks in GIMP. But we are frequently testing the software for this and I am not aware of any major memory leaks such as the one that Bill describes here. > The memory that is being exhausted, by the way, is the "swap" area > that gimp allocates on the hard disk each time you run it. The > tile manager moves tile data there if space is needed. Actually, it doesn't do that when space is needed, but when the memory allocated for tiles exceeds the limit configured as 'tile-cache-size'. Sven _______________________________________________ Gimp-developer mailing list Gimp-developer@lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU https://lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU/mailman/listinfo/gimp-developer