#12 Icon caching and memory usage...

Feature_suggestion
closed-fixed
ROX-Filer (85)
5
2003-01-17
2002-02-20
Anonymous
No

When generating thumbnails for a large
number of image files (I used the BSD icon
collection ;-) ,
a lot of memory is allocated by the Filer. Upon closing
the window, this memory is not released. So far,
so good, we're caching.

The problem is that there is no option to disable
the caching, nor a way to tell the filer to discard the
cache. When working with, say 5 dirs a 4000 images,
100MB of memory usage will easily be reached.

Discussion

  • Thomas Leonard
    Thomas Leonard
    2002-02-20

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  • Thomas Leonard
    Thomas Leonard
    2002-02-20

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    True. We only recently added saved-to-disk thumbnails. Before
    then, caching everything was reasonable (since adding more
    swap space was an effective way of getting a form of disk
    cache).

    With saved thumbnails, it makes sense to clean them out from
    time-to-time, so I'll look into this during this developement
    cycle...

     
  • Thomas Leonard
    Thomas Leonard
    2003-01-17

    • status: open --> closed-fixed
     
  • Thomas Leonard
    Thomas Leonard
    2003-01-17

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    Recent filers have a purge thumbnails button in the Options
    box, which
    will clear both disk and memory caches. The memory cache is
    also cleaned automatically from time to time.