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Bug 133681 - gnome-vfs2 allocates all memory and thrashes the box to death
gnome-vfs2 allocates all memory and thrashes the box to death
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-vfs2 (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Jonathan Blandford
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Blocks: FC3Blocker
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Reported: 2004-09-26 03:49 EDT by Nicholas Miell
Modified: 2013-04-02 00:20 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-10-01 11:41:01 EDT
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Description Nicholas Miell 2004-09-26 03:49:31 EDT
Due to a bug in libegg
(http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=153759), gnome-vfs2 will
frequently allocate multi-gigabyte chunks of RAM and thrash the box to

I've had the panel, nautilus, and firefox all trigger the problem.

Because of sizeof(void*) verses sizeof(int) issues, I think this will
only trigger on 64-bit architectures (and probably only little-endian
ones, at that).
Comment 1 Jonathan Blandford 2004-09-28 23:02:01 EDT
This was fixed upstream and in our packages, right ray?
Comment 2 Nicholas Miell 2004-09-28 23:49:09 EDT
Note that upstream was fixed twice
Comment 3 Ray Strode [halfline] 2004-09-29 00:23:27 EDT
Should be fixed in tomorrow's rawhide.
Comment 4 Nicholas Miell 2004-09-30 17:09:27 EDT
desktop-file-utils-0.8.tar.gz has it's own unfixed copy of
Comment 5 Ray Strode [halfline] 2004-10-01 11:41:01 EDT
it was fixed in desktop-file-utils-0.9
Comment 6 Nicholas Miell 2004-10-02 01:42:27 EDT
The gnome-vfs2 package still embeds desktop-file-utils 0.8, but I
guess that doesn't matter because the gnome-vfs2 package only uses
libmenu.so from desktop-file-utils, and that doesn't use

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