On Tue, 2008-10-07 at 16:15 -0300, John Coppens wrote:

> I was starting to read a PDF file into GIMP, and after some pages, I
> considered things would be more organized if I imported as layers instead
> of 100+ images, so I cancelled the read.

If you cancel the read, you are effectively killing the PDF import
plug-in before it finishes its job. At this point it has already created
lots of images, but it has not yet created displays for them.

> But, it seems the occupied memory wasn't returned to the system, as I
> couldn't start a new read because of lack of memory. I had exit and
> re-enter GIMP to get read working again.

You could have opened the "Images" dockable. It provides functionality
to delete dangling images (images that don't have display associated
with it).

It would be nice to extend the code in the core that cleans up after a
cancelled (or crashed) plug-in so that it also handles this for you.


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