Subject: Gimp/glib malloc problem ?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Vincent <email@example.com>
Date: 05/16/2005 08:44:17
I faintly remember to have talked about that before, but I'd like to
know if my problem is isolated or not.
When I use GIMP on big image files, e.g. 4000x3000 pixels TIFF (about 75
MB), I can't do anything: at the first use of whatever filter, GIMP
crashes with a message like: "glibc error, cannot allocate 12000 (or sth
different) bytes of memory."
I'm quite puzzled, all the more that ImageMagick works pretty fine on
the same images. I can't figure out why the galloc machinery fails.
The rlimit is at maximum:
proc.303.rlimit.memoryuse.hard = 785702912 (soft is the same).
780 MB is quite sufficient to handle the file properly, so I am a bit at
a loss. Has anybody witnessed the same behaviour?