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Month: April 2014

Re: [trinity-users] Gwenview memory usage

From: Greg Madden <gomadtroll@...>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:32:17 -0800
On Tuesday 22 April 2014 20:57:16 you wrote:
> On 04/23/2014 11:26 AM, Greg Madden wrote:
> > Wheezy amd 64, TDE
> >
> > I use Gwenview to view .tiff files, these are Architectural D
> > drawings scanned to .tiff. They range in size: 350K>1.1M.
> >
> > The feature I kike about Gwenview as a viewer is I can view a
> > directory full of tiff files and browse thru them using the
> > toolbar.
> >
> > The downside, it seems, is that after viewing about 10 or so files 
> > all 8gb of memory is used, all other apps have been swapped out so
> > checking mail or any other task is slow ..actually the workstation
> > becomes to slow to be productive.
> >
> > Memory is not released between file this normal?  This is
> > first app I have noticed using all memory so quickly..seems
> > unusual.
> >
> > Thanks
> Greg
> I am using the pclos-remaster-TDE.(kde3.5.13)
> My system has 3Gb memory.
> I have opened both TB and FF.
> I opened Gwenview and browsed about 50 Pictures all jpg and around
> 300 to 600K.
> I have no memory problems as far as I see.
> TB works as always, and yes, FF seems to be slower, but nothing that
> annoys me
> I have no tiff files to try .
> Try a reboot , if you didn't do already, and see ' if ' there is a
> difference

Hey its Linux, and a workstation,  no reboots :-)  To track memory usage 
open an xterm, use top or htop. I can watch the memory usage 
dynamically as I browse thru images with Gwenview, and starting, 
stoping other apps and vm's.

I tried browsing a folder of jpegs , I get the same results as you did.

This is something the tiff files do not do, memory usage increases until 
it is all gone..fairly quickly on some tiffs. The tiff 
format  "structure was designed to be easily extendible", and can vary, 
though the files I get are from a service that scans drawings and 
supplies tiffs to members, should be typical.