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Re: Nautilus + TIF file = memory insanity



its also eats all my ram and swap space. its nasty



On man, 2004-05-10 at 14:03 -0700, Billy Charlton wrote:
> I have several TIF image files that were sent to me from a client.  I
> think they were produced with AutoCAD.  They are viewable on Windows, and
> from the GIMP.
> 
> When I open any Nautilus folder that contains one of these TIF files,
> Nautilus immediately eats all of my system RAM and keeps growing and
> growing until I can kill it, which is difficult because the system is
> swapping like mad.
> 
> This is reproducible every time I open a folder with these TIFs.  No other
> folders exhibit this problem.
> 
> I tried opening the files from the command line using Eye of Gnome, and
> the same behavior ensued -- swapping and eating all my RAM.
> 
> Could this be related to thumbnail/preview generation?
> It is a serious showstopper (for me anyway) since it renders the system
> useless until I can kill Nautilus, every time I even browse to a folder
> containing these files.
> 
> This is on FC2 Test 3 + all latest up2dates as of today, on a stock Dell
> P4 desktop system.
> 
> I've uploaded a sample TIF image to
>   http://www.trigby.com/sfstreets.tif
> if anyone wants to try and reproduce on their own systems.  Keep a
> cmdwindow open so you can killall nautilus!
> 
> Thanks...
> -Billy
> 
> 
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