inkscape crashes on opening file

Bug #615556 reported by Severn Clay on 2010-08-09
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Bug Description

Inkscape 0.47 r22583 (Apr 4 2010) on AMD64 Ubuntu Lucid Lynx

Program crashes *most* of the time when opening attached file. Will try to get a backtrace.

Severn Clay (severnclaystudio) wrote :
su_v (suv-lp) on 2010-08-09
tags: added: performance
su_v (suv-lp) wrote :

Crash not reproduced with Inkscape 0.48+devel r9692 on oS X 10.5.8, but Inkscape uses a lot of memory to just open the file and render its initial view. Other applications and the system are not responding intermittently (due to swapping?), on a system with 2GB RAM.

Inkscape's performance when rendering huge paths with thousands of nodes (as for example some of the paths on layer 'Section' have [1]) is known to be slow and needing a huge amount of memory.

[1] the path with id 'path87050' for example has 19875 nodes

tags: added: renderer
Severn Clay (severnclaystudio) wrote :

Here's the log item:
Aug 9 17:12:55 asterix kernel: [23619.190870] inkscape-devel[20129]: segfault at 2e409880 ip 0000000000ac1f6a sp 00007fff1768cda0 error 4 in inkscape-devel[400000+a5a000]

Downloading from Bazaar now to compile a debugging version...

su_v (suv-lp) wrote :

Crash not reproduced with Inkscape 0.47 r22583 on OS X 10.5.8

File reopened several times with both mentioned version without crash.

Severn Clay (severnclaystudio) wrote :

File opens fine on another machine of mine with an identical software load - my guess is that this points to either a hardware problem or an issue with inkscape config files - I'll try re-installing Inkscape when I get back to work.

su_v (suv-lp) wrote :

There's one difference to my tests of course - Inkscape doesn't load any of the linked bitmaps here. These certainly will add to memory consumption (see for example Bug #441777 “Inkscape crashes when png-files are imported”: though that report was with an older Inkscape version on Windows).

su_v (suv-lp) wrote :

Does this issue still persist with current stable Inkscape 0.91?

Changed in inkscape:
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → Incomplete
tags: added: crash
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for Inkscape because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in inkscape:
status: Incomplete → Expired
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