[Cin] Complete system hangs (likely out of memory)

Andrew Randrianasulu randrianasulu at gmail.com
Sun Jan 22 16:59:17 CET 2023

вс, 22 янв. 2023 г., 17:54 Stefan de Konink via Cin <
cin at lists.cinelerra-gg.org>:

> Hi,
> When editing with Cinelerra (current git) I experience frequently that my
> entire system hangs after scratching through either the timeline or the
> viewer. As experienced before I have noticed that Cinerella eats a lot of
> memory.
> The total amount of assets I have currently in my project is about 70GB,
> my
> system memory is 16GB, and yesterday I have added 8GB of swap (normally no
> swap).
> It seems that with every video that I preview my memory usage
> significantly
> increases, but is never released. I think we have discussed this behavior
> on the mailinglist before being that the indices never get released. But
> still the amount does not make sense to me.
> As user my expectation would be that when I would close the *viewer*, the
> memory would get released, especially when the content is not placed on
> the
> timeline.
> Are there any statistics available on the memory usage what goes where?

can you use 'top' to see if memory eaten by cin process or X server?

> Practical question: is it possible to have a different path for the
> emergency backups than /tmp?

hm, from code ...

char string[BCTEXTLEN];

// Delete extra backups

so check preferences-> index directory path in GUI?

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