Geoffrey <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:

> I have attempted to duplicate the problem as well.  I'm running SuSE
> 9.2 and re-installed gimp 2.0.  The only thing I can find that creates
> such a problem is when gimp takes up too much memory and the OS kills
> gimp. I have 9.2 on a laptop with 768 mb memory.  I created a very
> large jpeg and saved it fine on this box.  I then removed 512 mb of
> memory, performed the same and gimp hit the cache.  Once the cache
> approached being full, GIMP was killed by the OS.

You can control the amount of memory that GIMP uses by tuning the
tile-cache size setting. GIMP will then use a swap file instead of
causing an OOM situation that might cause it to be killed by the OS.
Of course things will become rather slow as soon as GIMP starts using
the swap file.

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