Comment 1 for bug 483610

A. Bram Neijt (bneijt) wrote :

This may be one of the reasons for https://bugs.launchpad.net/gedit/+bug/305927

I think gedit calls this function pretty often, so that makes this a big problem. My gedit was using 700 MB of memory to look at about 10 files for about two days.

Hope this gets fixed soon.