Woes with xpdf-3.00

Ulrich Fahrenberg uli at math.aau.dk
Thu Apr 29 01:57:27 PDT 2004


Declan Moriarty, Apr 29, 09:40 +0100:

> Ulrich Fahrenberg enlightened us

> > I'm having what looks to my untrained eye like a memory-leak issue with
> > xpdf-3.00. I have a pdf file,
> >
> > 	http://uli.dyndns.org/rer-paris.pdf
> >
> > which displays perfectly with xpdf-2.02. When I try to watch it with
> > xpdf-3.00, the xpdf process ends up effectively halting my computer
> > (with 512MB RAM):
> >
> > 8820 uli 12 0 429m 413m 3328 D 12.3 82.0 0:04.88 xpdf
> >
> > Quitting xpdf (sending the window a "Destroy" request) kills the window
> > but not the process, kill -9 does.
>
> Back around kernel 2.3.37 or so, the kernel brought in a memory leak
> under X. It has reappeared occasionally, and been sat upon again by
> fresh versions. There must be reams on it in various archives at this
> stage.
>
> I can't duplicate it because your site is unavailable ;-). Probably
> NTL again.

Thank you for your answer. Googling for "x memory leak linux" returns
only posts which seem to report that X itself leaks, "xpdf memory leak"
returned nothing useful.

For the file, you might try

	http://www.math.auc.dk/~uli/rer-paris.pdf

instead.

Uli


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