[Pkg-amule-devel] Bug#612962: Bug#612962: amule: Exits after a few minutes - probably due to severe memory leak

Tony Houghton h at realh.co.uk
Fri Feb 18 16:29:33 UTC 2011

On Sun, 13 Feb 2011 23:00:15 +0000
Sandro Tosi <morph at debian.org> wrote:

> There is a thread[1] on the upstream forum where the problem seems to
> be related to the download limits, and to some bug in wx.
> [1] http://forum.amule.org/index.php?topic=18543
> Let's see how it goes, since the current solution seems to be in the
> wx libs (so not even a amule bug).

Ah, I had a download limit by accident which I didn't actually want, so
hopefully I'll be able to run it without problems for a while. I also
rebuilt the package with debugging enabled and without stripping and ran
it in valgrind. This would sometimes run for hours without crashing,
memory use stabilising somewhere between 1 and 2GB, until I stopped it
manually. The high CPU load, slow response and memory consumption was
too inconvenient though.

I collected some logs etc. I can't find what's causing the memory leaks
and the backtraces show threads dying while waiting, so probably
something else killing them (the system due to memory exhaustion?). But
it does look as if there could be a problem with its use of GSource, so
might it help if I post the logs here, or open a new Debian bug or post
them upstream (reluctant to have to join yet another forum)?

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