memory leak in 4.6

Bug #1028895 reported by Harald Sitter on 2012-07-25
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
phonon-backend-gstreamer (Ubuntu)
Harald Sitter

Bug Description


Phonon applications that make excessive use of object construction and destruction leak slights amount of memory as phonon gstreamer fails to unref various gstreamer objects thus blocking their deletion.

[Test Case]
* Not testable as the leaks are too small and in functions that no sane application calls more than once every couple of minutes.

[Regression Potential]
* the unrefs have preceding refs, so the potential is very low (only carrying the pointer out of the ref scope would cause that, which does not seem to be the case anywhere


various bits and pieces leak memory in phonon gstreamer 4.6.1

Harald Sitter (apachelogger) wrote :
Harald Sitter (apachelogger) wrote :
Changed in phonon-backend-gstreamer (Ubuntu Precise):
assignee: nobody → Harald Sitter (apachelogger)

Hello Harald, or anyone else affected,

Accepted into precise-proposed. The package will build now and be available in a few hours in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package. See for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Your feedback will aid us getting this update out to other Ubuntu users.

If this package fixes the bug for you, please change the bug tag from verification-needed to verification-done. If it does not, change the tag to verification-failed. In either case, details of your testing will help us make a better decision.

Further information regarding the verification process can be found at . Thank you in advance!

Changed in phonon-backend-gstreamer (Ubuntu Precise):
status: New → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-needed
Harald Sitter (apachelogger) wrote :

As author of the patch I can assure that this fixes obvious and legit leaks ^^

tags: added: verification-done
removed: verification-needed

The verification of this Stable Release Update has completed successfully and the package has now been released to -updates. Subsequently, the Ubuntu Stable Release Updates Team is being unsubscribed and will not receive messages about this bug report. In the event that you encounter a regression using the package from -updates please report a new bug using ubuntu-bug and tag the bug report regression-update so we can easily find any regresssions.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package phonon-backend-gstreamer - 4:4.7.0really4.6.2-0ubuntu0.1

phonon-backend-gstreamer (4:4.7.0really4.6.2-0ubuntu0.1) precise-proposed; urgency=low

  * SRU update (LP: #1028903)
    - Fix deadlock in aboutToFinish (LP: #1005262)
    - Fix crash on null pointer (LP: #1028887)
    - Fix metadata emission for http urls (LP: #1028890)
    - Fix memleaks (LP: #1028895)
    - Fix streamreader/AbstractMediaStream implementation (LP: #1028901)
 -- Harald Sitter <email address hidden> Wed, 25 Jul 2012 15:04:21 +0200

Changed in phonon-backend-gstreamer (Ubuntu Precise):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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