Bug#516957: eog: EOG complains about insufficient memory before allocating the most memory possible.

Josselin Mouette joss at debian.org
Tue Feb 24 20:28:50 UTC 2009

Le mardi 24 février 2009 à 10:00 -0800, B. Bogart a écrit :
> When opening very large images eog gives a message about there being insufficient memory.
> This happens once eog has only allocated about 30% of available memory (4GB on this machine).
> Should not eog only complain that there is insufficent memory when its tried to allocate all it can?
> See attached screenshot, which shows the small RAM spike, and the RAM available (via free in the terminal).

I really don’t get it. You’d prefer if eog actually filled up your RAM,
making your system unusable, *before* telling you that there’s not

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