Bug#855561: eog: opening a 15MB jpeg in EOG uses up over 1.3GB of memory

Ritchie Wilson rawilson52 at gmail.com
Mon Feb 20 05:05:50 UTC 2017

Package: eog
Version: 3.20.5-1
Severity: important

Dear Maintainer,

EOG takes up a lot of memory when opening single files. A 5MB jpeg could take
up 400MB of memory when opening. A 15MB jpeg takes over 1.3GB memory to open
(often spilling onto swap and bringing my laptop almosts to a hault). Opening
large PNGs in EOG creates the same excesive memeory usage problem.

I have tried opening these same pics in other software an non create any issues
-- they all open fine in Firefox, Chromium, GIMP, sushi, and Gnome Photos
without taking up excessive memory.

This problem started recently, but I can't figure out what packages might have
changed to create this problem.

Let me know if there's other info I can get you.


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-- System Information:
Debian Release: 9.0
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (600, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 4.9.0-1-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages eog depends on:
ii  dconf-gsettings-backend [gsettings-backend]  0.26.0-2
ii  gir1.2-gtk-3.0                               3.22.7-2
ii  gir1.2-peas-1.0                              1.20.0-1
ii  gsettings-desktop-schemas                    3.22.0-1
ii  libatk1.0-0                                  2.22.0-1
ii  libc6                                        2.24-9
ii  libcairo2                                    1.14.8-1
ii  libexempi3                                   2.4.1-1
ii  libexif12                                    0.6.21-2
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0                           2.36.4-1
ii  libgirepository-1.0-1                        1.50.0-1
ii  libglib2.0-0                                 2.50.2-2
ii  libgnome-desktop-3-12                        3.22.2-1
ii  libgtk-3-0                                   3.22.7-2
ii  libjpeg62-turbo                              1:1.5.1-2
ii  liblcms2-2                                   2.8-4
ii  libpeas-1.0-0                                1.20.0-1
ii  librsvg2-2                                   2.40.16-1
ii  libx11-6                                     2:1.6.4-3
ii  shared-mime-info                             1.8-1
ii  zlib1g                                       1:1.2.8.dfsg-5

Versions of packages eog recommends:
ii  librsvg2-common  2.40.16-1
ii  yelp             3.22.0-1

Versions of packages eog suggests:
pn  eog-plugins  <none>

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