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Re: [h-e-w] Emacs Resource (GDI) Leak on Windows

From: mjchan
Subject: Re: [h-e-w] Emacs Resource (GDI) Leak on Windows
Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2005 01:19:14 -0400

FYI, this is a follow-up of my previous mail (dated last October)
regarding GDI resource leak. The problem has been fixed in recent CVS
emacs. The number of GDI objects used by Emacs will still be very low
(never exceeded 100) even after it runs for a few weeks. 

>>>>> On Friday, October 29 2004, MJ Chan said:

    > After Emacs has been running for a while (say, a couple of weeks), it eats
    > up a hugh chunk of GDI objects and will start getting into a symptom
    > of messing up Windows desktop by painting (drawing) in wrong area
    > (outside Emacs's window). And, a lot of other applications would not
    > work properly when this happens. I had to kill Emacs and start over.

    > The attached screenshot shows my Emacs was running with 9997 GDI
    > objects. By default, each windows process can only have 10000 GID
    > objects allocated. (it can be increased to 16,000 though by changing
    > registry). 

    > I wonder somewhere GDI object is not freeed so that the count keeps
    > going up. This can be reproduced by opening up image file in Emacs. 

    > This problem seem to be there for a long time. I reported back in
    > April, and never heard anything back from the list. So, I tried again
    > this time. I'm running a very recent build of "GNU Emacs
    > (i386-mingw-nt5.1.2600)" with image support. 

    > Anyone experienced this?

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