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bug#9221: Memory leak


From: Andy Moreton
Subject: bug#9221: Memory leak
Date: Wed, 03 Aug 2011 00:53:55 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (windows-nt)

On Tue 02 Aug 2011, Eli Zaretskii wrote:

>> From: Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>
>> Date: Mon, 01 Aug 2011 22:23:18 -0400
>> 
>> I'm seeing some weird behavior linked to insane memory consumption.
>> E.g. my Gnus session tends to grow to more than 2GB and then become
>> unusage and unkillable (or close enough: in D state, "kill -9" isn't
>> enough to make it stop use CPU, tho I guess that CPU use is really due
>> to something like the OS being in the process of dumping the core file,
>> tho I don't see any left over core files).
>
> Does anyone else see similar memory footprint growth?

Yes. My w32 buildon WinXP also shows ever-growing memory consumption.
The growth rate is slower if I add:

(setq-default bidi-display-reordering nil)

but emacs grows to >1GB anyway - it just takes longer. I haven't
biesected this yet, but I can do so if it helps.

    AndyM






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