eog uses too much memory

Bug #383700 reported by Dominik Holler on 2009-06-04
This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Eye of GNOME
eog (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Binary package hint: eog

eog trys to open very large images. If the image is too big, the system is just swaping, and it is hard to stop it.
possible solutions:
  - eog should not open very large images
  - eog could create carefuly a scaled small version of the image, and shows the scaled down version

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report. The ubuntu team doesn't have the ressources to work on this specific issue but it would be nice if somebody having it could send the bug the to the people writting the software (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/Upstream/GNOME)

Changed in eog (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs)
importance: Undecided → Low
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for sending the bug to GNOME

Changed in eog (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
Changed in eog:
status: Unknown → New
Changed in eog:
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in eog:
status: Incomplete → New
Changed in eog:
importance: Unknown → Low
zmago (zmago-fluks) wrote :

Same here.
When i open this file:

in firefox.. everything is fine.. if is opened with shotwell everything fine... but if i open with eye of gnome system freezes - actually you can hardly move the mouse but you cant click nothing.. you cant even go into terminal.

But with small images is no problem.

I have Ubuntu 11.10 64_bit version.

Richard Avia (night-zocker) wrote :

same here.

Files (JPG) with a size of 11MB use ~100MB memory,
with a size of 70MB+ use more than 1GB memory and don't use the swap (it seems so).

On the window: The application open and the borders/menu is visible. The Prozessbar can run to the end and hide. The place for the image is still black. Than the Computer freeze. The mouse are able to move the first 2-3 secounds than it freeze too.

Focus a other window or change to console(tty1...6) are not possible.
The Bug can reproduced.

with Ubuntu 11.4 I could load this file without problems.

My system:
Memory: 3,7 GB
Prozessor: Intel® Core™ i3 CPU M 380 @ 2.53GHz × 4
Grafic: Intel® Ironlake Mobile
Swap: 4GB
OS: Ubuntu 11.10 64 bit
Kenel: 3.0.0-14-generic
Gnome 3.2.1 Fallbackmodus
GTK 2+3 installed
eog 3.2.1-0ubuntu1

B Bobo (yout-bobo123) wrote :

It's been 3 years with no sign of this bug being fixed.
feh is similar to but better than eog. It can load large images ok, runs much much faster than eog, and is more featureful.

 $ apt-get install feh
 $ feh -dZF Image-Grand_central_Station_Outside_Night_2.jpg

eog allocated a lot of memory & possible caused a memory leak, the PC became unusable. I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) Beta 2 with latest update as of today.

eog --version
GNOME Image Viewer 3.4.1

B Bobo (yout-bobo123) on 2012-04-23
tags: added: eog memory
Changed in eog:
status: New → Incomplete
B Bobo (yout-bobo123) wrote :

rv unexplained change by robot.

Changed in eog:
status: Incomplete → Expired
B Bobo (yout-bobo123) wrote :

Hey bug-watch-updater, this is a real bug in Eye of GNOME, so quit trying to hide the existence of this bug from the devs.

Regular User (dot.ru) wrote :

Right now I just have one 2mb image (a photo taken with an iphone 4s) opened and eog is taking 92mb of ram! That is outrageous and should be addressed.

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