[xml/sgml-pkgs] Bug#287371: xsltproc: Probable memory leak (when using document()?)

Vincent Lefevre Vincent Lefevre <vincent@vinc17.org>, 287371@bugs.debian.org
Mon, 27 Dec 2004 13:11:49 +0100

Package: xsltproc
Version: 1.1.8-5
Severity: important

Here xsltproc takes up to 138 MB, making the whole system slow down
due to swapping. This problem occurs when generating my blog page,
where a document() is used for each blog item (this will change in
the future, but the current behavior shouldn't occur). The sources
are in a DocBook-based DTD that can be downloaded from


I'm not including the XML sources since this is quite complicated
(lots of inclusions and dependencies). But if the bug is not known,
I could try to build a simpler example.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (900, 'testing'), (200, 'unstable')
Architecture: powerpc (ppc)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.9-powerpc
Locale: LANG=POSIX, LC_CTYPE=en_US.ISO8859-1 (charmap=ISO-8859-1)

Versions of packages xsltproc depends on:
ii  libc6                       2.3.2.ds1-19 GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii  libgcrypt11                 1.2.0-4      LGPL Crypto library - runtime libr
ii  libgpg-error0               1.0-1        library for common error values an
ii  libxml2                     2.6.11-5     GNOME XML library
ii  libxslt1.1                  1.1.8-5      XSLT processing library - runtime 
ii  zlib1g                      1:1.2.2-3    compression library - runtime

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