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Bug 119961 - Display Memory Leak
Display Memory Leak
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: ImageMagick (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Matthias Clasen
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2004-04-04 03:40 EDT by Mace Moneta
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-07-11 14:02:05 EDT
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Description Mace Moneta 2004-04-04 03:40:41 EDT
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040116

Description of problem:
Running the command:

display -update 5 -title Camera -size 320x240 /camera/current.jpg

Causes a small memory leak with each update.  The intent of this
command is to reload the same image (which is actually a symlink to a
changing image) every 5 seconds.  The original is 640x480, being
displayed in a 320x240 window.  If left running for several days, the
system will run out of memory and thrash until it crashes.  As this
type of function is frequently used for monitoring a camera, long
running execution is quite normal, making the ImageMagick display
command unusable.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Create a symlink to a 640x480 jpg
2.Issue the display command:

display -update 5 -title Camera -size 320x240 /camera/current.jpg

3.Watch the memory disappear

Actual Results:  Out of memory

Expected Results:  Image should be reloadable forever, as long as it's

Additional info:

I was displaying the image on a remote system, but I'm not sure that's
Comment 1 Matthew Miller 2006-07-11 13:37:46 EDT
Fedora Core 1 is maintained by the Fedora Legacy project for security updates
only. If this problem is a security issue, please reopen and reassign to the
Fedora Legacy product. If it is not a security issue and hasn't been resolved in
the current FC5 updates or in the FC6 test release, reopen and change the
version to match.


NOTE: Fedora Core 1 is reaching the final end of support even by the Legacy
project. After Fedora Core 6 Test 2 is released (currently scheduled for July
26th), there will be no more security updates for FC1. Please use these next two
weeks to upgrade any remaining FC1 systems to a current release.

Comment 2 Mace Moneta 2006-07-11 14:02:05 EDT
Closing.  It's been years since I used that environment, and I have no idea if
the bug was ever resolved.  I remember I switch to using feh as a workaround to
display the files instead, which didn't exhibit the problem.

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