Bug 133681 - gnome-vfs2 allocates all memory and thrashes the box to death
Summary: gnome-vfs2 allocates all memory and thrashes the box to death
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-vfs2
Version: 3
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jonathan Blandford
QA Contact:
Depends On:
Blocks: FC3Blocker
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2004-09-26 07:49 UTC by Nicholas Miell
Modified: 2013-04-02 04:20 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2004-10-01 15:41:01 UTC

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Description Nicholas Miell 2004-09-26 07:49:31 UTC
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 2004-09-29 03:02:01 UTC
This was fixed upstream and in our packages, right ray?

Comment 2 Nicholas Miell 2004-09-29 03:49:09 UTC
Note that upstream was fixed twice

Comment 3 Ray Strode [halfline] 2004-09-29 04:23:27 UTC
Should be fixed in tomorrow's rawhide.

Comment 4 Nicholas Miell 2004-09-30 21:09:27 UTC
desktop-file-utils-0.8.tar.gz has it's own unfixed copy of

Comment 5 Ray Strode [halfline] 2004-10-01 15:41:01 UTC
it was fixed in desktop-file-utils-0.9

Comment 6 Nicholas Miell 2004-10-02 05:42:27 UTC
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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