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How in the world is gimp failing at allocate 16kb???

Feb 10, 2014, 09:58
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How in the world is gimp failing at allocate 16kb???
I randomly get a Gimp crash with the error message, "failed to allocate 16000 bytes" (rounding up) followed by Gimp crash! what is wrong and why cannot it allocate so little???
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Feb 10, 2014, 10:20
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RE: How in the world is gimp failing at allocate 16kb???
Is the error something like this

Code:
Glib-ERROR**:gmem.c:137:failed to allocate 16384 bytes
aborting...

Usually associated with large images or images with many layers.

I have read a report that reducing the Tile Cache size (edit -> preferences -> environment) to a small value
say 800 Kilobytes might improve matters, but do not count on it as very little works for you.

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Feb 10, 2014, 12:28
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RE: How in the world is gimp failing at allocate 16kb???
(Feb 10, 2014 11:47)ofnuts Wrote:  Doing this should slow down Gimp, since that means that it will keep the image on disk and not in RAM.

I think that is the general idea

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Feb 11, 2014, 01:11
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RE: How in the world is gimp failing at allocate 16kb???
*facepalm*
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Feb 11, 2014, 08:19
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RE: How in the world is gimp failing at allocate 16kb???
(Feb 10, 2014 12:28)rich2005 Wrote:  
(Feb 10, 2014 11:47)ofnuts Wrote:  Doing this should slow down Gimp, since that means that it will keep the image on disk and not in RAM.

I think that is the general idea

Less HD thrashing if he's low on ram (due to big images, background processes, etc.)


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MR, how much available RAM do you have at the time of the crash?

(Open task manager & click on "Performance" tab, then if using win vista up click "Memory" note the ## / ## (%)

If using XP, just click the Performance tab & report back the green bar (%) plus the commit numbers commit ## / ## at the bottom of the taskmanager, it may fluctuate a little.)

PLEASE report back to us if you want any chance at solving it.
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