Severe memory leak and subprocesses never terminating

Bug #1738296 reported by Iain Buclaw
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
meld (Ubuntu)
Fix Released

Bug Description

Meld version 3.18.0 in arty has a really bad memory problem that didn't happen in 3.16.4.

Git bisect says that this is the first bad commit.

And this patch applied to master 3 weeks ago fixes it.

Please consider applying this to the package.

Revision history for this message
Iain Buclaw (iainb) wrote :
Rolf Leggewie (r0lf)
tags: added: patch-accepted-upstream
Changed in meld (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
milestone: none → ubuntu-18.04
status: New → Triaged
Jeremy Bícha (jbicha)
Changed in meld (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Changed in meld (Ubuntu Artful):
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → Triaged
Revision history for this message
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package meld - 3.18.0-6

meld (3.18.0-6) unstable; urgency=medium

  * Handle terminating diffing subprocesses to avoid severe memory leak
    (LP: #1738296)

 -- Balint Reczey <email address hidden> Tue, 24 Apr 2018 12:58:18 +0200

Changed in meld (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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