Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 207648
Evolution locks when displaying e-mail with large tiff drawing attached
Last modified: 2008-03-11 22:35:51 EDT
Description of problem:
A colleague sent me an e-mail with two large tiff files attached. One was
13544x9576 pixels, filesize only 182 kB, the other slightly smaller. upon trying
to display this message, evolution starts using 100% cpu time.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Open e-mail with huge (in pixels) tif file
Steps to Reproduce:
Evolution starts using 100% CPU
Mail displayed, images not visible
Thanks for the bug report.
As of yesterday, Evolution 2.6 is no longer supported in Fedora Core 5.
Can you please try again with Evolution 2.8 in Fedora Core 6?
Evolution 2.8 (on x86_64 btw) has the same problem.
Created attachment 142768 [details]
9000 x 9000 points tiff file that cannot be attached to an evolution message
Played around with large tiff files with some scribbles in it. Attached
9000x9000 point file cannot be attached to message in evolution. Evolution uses
some memory for the message (but not all in the machine), and then starts to eat
CPU cycles only. 8500x8500 points message can be attached without problems.
Problem still exists in Evolution 2.12.0.
Based on my investigations, the problem is not in evolution itself, but in
gdk_pixbuf_scale. I added this bug to upstream against evolution , because
there could be done some improvement. We can move this bug either against gdk or
close, even closing this will not solve this.
Moving upstream to the bug referenced in comment #6. Looks like there's at
least a partial solution for this in 2.22.