Debian Bug report logs - #481520
pidgin: rapidly allocates large swaths of memory when pulseaudio dies

Package: gstreamer0.10-pulseaudio; Maintainer for gstreamer0.10-pulseaudio is Maintainers of GStreamer packages <pkg-gstreamer-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org>; Source for gstreamer0.10-pulseaudio is src:gst-plugins-good0.10.

Reported by: "brian m. carlson" <sandals@crustytoothpaste.net>

Date: Fri, 16 May 2008 17:35:09 UTC

Severity: important

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Report forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, Robert McQueen <robot101@debian.org>:
Bug#481520; Package pidgin. Full text and rfc822 format available.

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New Bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to Robert McQueen <robot101@debian.org>. Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: "brian m. carlson" <sandals@crustytoothpaste.ath.cx>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: pidgin: rapidly allocates large swaths of memory when pulseaudio dies
Date: Fri, 16 May 2008 16:45:37 +0000
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Package: pidgin
Version: 2.4.1-1+b2
Severity: important

If I kill off pulseaudio when pidgin is running, pidgin starts
allocating large amounts of memory, enough to force serious swapping to
disk (with 3GB of memory in the machine).  If left unchecked, it will
probably trigger the OOM killer, although I've never let it get that
bad.

If you need more information, please let me know.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.25-2-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8) (ignored: LC_ALL set to en_US.UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages pidgin depends on:
ii  gconf2                      2.22.0-1     GNOME configuration database syste
ii  libatk1.0-0                 1.22.0-1     The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libc6                       2.7-11       GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libcairo2                   1.6.4-2      The Cairo 2D vector graphics libra
ii  libdbus-1-3                 1.2.1-2      simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2            0.74-4       simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libglib2.0-0                2.16.3-2     The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgstreamer0.10-0          0.10.19-3    Core GStreamer libraries and eleme
ii  libgtk2.0-0                 2.12.9-4     The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  libgtkspell0                2.0.10-4     a spell-checking addon for GTK's T
ii  libice6                     2:1.0.4-1    X11 Inter-Client Exchange library
ii  libpango1.0-0               1.20.2-2     Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libpurple0                  2.4.1-1+b2   multi-protocol instant messaging l
ii  libsm6                      2:1.0.3-1+b1 X11 Session Management library
ii  libstartup-notification0    0.9-1        library for program launch feedbac
ii  libx11-6                    2:1.1.3-1    X11 client-side library
ii  libxss1                     1:1.1.3-1    X11 Screen Saver extension library
ii  perl                        5.10.0-10    Larry Wall's Practical Extraction 
ii  perl-base [perlapi-5.10.0]  5.10.0-10    The Pathologically Eclectic Rubbis
ii  pidgin-data                 2.4.1-1      multi-protocol instant messaging c

Versions of packages pidgin recommends:
ii  gstreamer0.10-plugins-base    0.10.19-2  GStreamer plugins from the "base" 
ii  gstreamer0.10-plugins-good    0.10.8-2   GStreamer plugins from the "good" 

-- no debconf information

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Bug reassigned from package `pidgin' to `gstreamer0.10-pulseaudio'. Request was from Ari Pollak <ari@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Fri, 16 May 2008 18:12:01 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, Maintainers of GStreamer packages <pkg-gstreamer-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org>:
Bug#481520; Package gstreamer0.10-pulseaudio. (Tue, 12 May 2009 07:51:09 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Sebastian Dröge <slomo@circular-chaos.org>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to Maintainers of GStreamer packages <pkg-gstreamer-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org>. (Tue, 12 May 2009 07:51:09 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #12 received at 481520@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Sebastian Dröge <slomo@circular-chaos.org>
To: 486140@bugs.debian.org, 481520@bugs.debian.org
Subject: pulseaudio bugs
Date: Tue, 12 May 2009 09:49:30 +0200
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Hi,
these two bugs should be fixed with 0.10.14.2-1 as in experimental in a
few minutes. Please confirm :)
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Changed Bug submitter to '"brian m. carlson" <sandals@crustytoothpaste.net>' from '"brian m. carlson" <sandals@crustytoothpaste.ath.cx>' Request was from "brian m. carlson" <sandals@crustytoothpaste.net> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Thu, 03 Feb 2011 20:51:28 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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