Comment 3 for bug 289338

dwchapin (daren-chapin) wrote :

This is most definitely still a problem, even in a new Jaunty install. It is particularly pronounced with directories of multipage tiff files. kio_thumbnail processes get launched until all available memory is exhausted, swapping out the entire system until nothing works. Before the system freezes up completely I counted 6 instances of kio_thumbnail at ~200MB each on a 1G memory box.