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Re: reproducible memory problem and crashes on cygwin

From: emacs user
Subject: Re: reproducible memory problem and crashes on cygwin
Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2006 23:56:49 -0400

From: address@hidden (Kim F. Storm)
Jason Rumney <address@hidden> writes:

> emacs user wrote:
>> an example:
>> before editing the image: 33Mb
>> during: 39Mb
>> after killing the buffer: 39Mb
>> image file is 186263 bytes large (jpeg)
> Emacs needs to decompress your jpeg image to display it, and rather
> than do that every time it gets displayed, it caches the decompressed
> image for image-cache-eviction-delay seconds after it was last
> displayed. By default, image-cache-eviction-delay is 1800, so what
> happens to the memory usage if you leave Emacs for half an hour?

Or try this:

M-: (clear-image-cache t) RET

thanks.... so I get "nil" in the echo area and the memory usage does not change at all when I try this. I didnt try leaving emacs for 1/2 an hour. it normally crashes with a "segmentation something" much earlier.

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