Re: nautilus limits ?

On 24 Oct 2002, Michael Meeks wrote:

> Hi Gaute,
> On Tue, 2002-10-22 at 22:24, Gaute Lindkvist wrote:
> > There is still the problem of the default. It is currently not large
> > enough to handle most /dev -directories or a typical Red Hat /usr/bin.
> > This is also sort of a "please unbreak me"-option. But if it isn't
> > possible to totally do away with currently, at least the default should be
> > big enough to handle any typical standard directories.
> 	Well - it comes down to nautilus being easily able to consume your
> entire memory; I think when I added the field we bumped it anyway from
> it's original. I suppose it would be better to have no limit there, and
> have a 'maximum icon cache size' or something - such that we can try and
> stop Nautilus from getting in the way of the OOM killer on huge
> directories.
> 	Have a poke at the icon factory code to see how hard it would be to
> keep a running total of the pixels we're storing internally, and have
> some sane fallback to cap it [ prolly only really applicable to
> thumbnails I suppose ].

You can limit how much you cache, but that doesn't really affect the 
situation when you have a huge directory with thumbnailed files. All the 
pixbufs are active and can't be removed from the cache.

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