Bug#341772: quodlibet: severe memory leak

Loïc Minier lool at dooz.org
Wed Feb 1 01:28:26 UTC 2006

        Hi Dann,

On Mon, Jan 09, 2006, dann frazier wrote:
> Also happens with flacs & mp3s - details are included in the bug report,
> search for flac.
> Nope, seems fine in 0.10.  I also doublechecked that I can still
> reproduce with 0.8.

 I'm a bit puzzled about that.  I tried running valgrind over the
 pipeline to trace memory allocations with:
    SINK=alsasink or fakesink
    valgrind --leak-check=full --log-file=valgrind.log gst-launch-0.8 \
        filesrc location=$PWD/01\ Electronic\ Performers.mp3 ! mad ! \

 I saw only a minor leak with fakesink:
==15386== LEAK SUMMARY:
==15386==    definitely lost: 36 bytes in 1 blocks.
==15386==    indirectly lost: 120 bytes in 10 blocks.
==15386==      possibly lost: 1,040 bytes in 26 blocks.
==15386==    still reachable: 706,569 bytes in 13,815 blocks.
==15386==         suppressed: 0 bytes in 0 blocks.

 a bigger one with alsasink:
==15665==    definitely lost: 104 bytes in 3 blocks.
==15665==    indirectly lost: 402 bytes in 30 blocks.
==15665==      possibly lost: 25,280 bytes in 785 blocks.
==15665==    still reachable: 759,390 bytes in 16,359 blocks.
==15665==         suppressed: 0 bytes in 0 blocks.

 This is order of magnitudes below your experience.  I suspect it might
 be a particular system configuration, such as an ALSA driver, causing
 this issue.

 Could you please give a "fakesink" command line a try and see whether
 the memory consumption still skyrockets?  If you reproduce with any
 sink, please attach the valgind log.  You may also try "osssink".

Loïc Minier <lool at dooz.org>
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