I'm working with a 2000-page master document, and before I export it to PDF I have to review it as the content of the subdocuments is not reflowed properly.
I noticed that as I review the document and scroll down the document, LibreOffice gradually eats up more and more memory. If I pause for a minute or so, the RAM consumption drops from 10 GB to 2 GB in a matter of seconds. If however I don't pay attention and keep on reviewing, scrolling and editing for a long time, LibreOffice ends up eating the whole RAM and then the system crashes. I've used System Monitor under Ubuntu and managed to see that LibreOffice ate 16 GB of RAM before it crashed. I only have 16 GB of RAM. I think it would eat 32 GB of RAM if I had any more.
I did a comparison test and saw that if I set no page background the memory use is decent and constant.
I mention that I used an SVG graphic for the page background.
I hope you manage to fix this.
Would it be possible you attach the file with only some pages instead of 2000 so we can try to reproduce this?
Unfortunately, the content of the documents I'm working with are confidential. Moreover, I think you would really need the entire 2000-page version. However, it shouldn't be that complicated to create a test document yourselves.
Could you try to remove any confidential/private part? Without this, we won't be able to do anything.
BTW, what's the precise LO version you use?
Forget my last comment, I'll try to create a file with svg background
You can donwload an anonymized version from here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/vz43d9x0v1t3fxr/master_for_support.zip?dl=0 It has an SVG background.
Just scroll down the document continously, with only small pauses, and you will see how RAM gets consumed more and more. For instance, press Page Down and scroll 100 pages at a time.
I've just noticed that one doesn't need to work with a 2000-page master documnet to encounter this problem.
I have been working recently with a 150 page sub-document and encountered the same problem. In other words, scrolling down a document with and SVG background, in a rather constant manner, in order to check it for issues makes LibreOffice eat more and more memory (despite me having 16 GB of RAM) until the system crashes.
I noticed nothing scrolling the document with 4.3.2 LO Debian package.
Perhaps someone will be luckier than me...
About 5 minutes of scrolling raised the memory use from 13,7% to 14,7% on a system with 4GB RAM. Is this consistent with what you experience or were you seeing a faster rate of increase?
Would be nice to have that smaller test document.
Also, what LibO version are you having the problem with?
Ubuntu 14.10 64-bit Version: 22.214.171.124.alpha2+
Build ID: 5bff4b016c4b44f4123e0e6a4fd4c0c4dc0cfa2d
TinderBox: Linux-rpm_deb-x86_64@46-TDF-dbg, Branch:master, Time: 2014-11-13_00:14:29
(In reply to Beluga from comment #8)
I already mentioned the version. It's v4.3. I see you're using v4.4 so maybe this got fixed in the meantime. You can try with v4.3 and scroll for more than 5 minutes. Scroll for 20 minutes and see what happens.
(In reply to Darius Daniel Grigoras from comment #9)
> (In reply to Beluga from comment #8)
> I already mentioned the version. It's v4.3. I see you're using v4.4 so maybe
> this got fixed in the meantime. You can try with v4.3 and scroll for more
> than 5 minutes. Scroll for 20 minutes and see what happens.
I noticed you had 4.3 in the version field, but I meant the exact 4.3.x version.
Scroll for 20 minutes.. I'll do it, if you pay me 10 euros per minute ;)
I suggest you try 4.4 alpha in Ubuntu:
That's a debug build, 1.8 GB. Extract it, go to the program subfolder in a terminal and run ./soffice. Debug output will appear in the terminal as a bonus.
(In reply to Beluga from comment #10)
I'm using version 126.96.36.199
I ran /soffice and I received the following message: "Permission denied"
(In reply to Darius Daniel Grigoras from comment #11)
> (In reply to Beluga from comment #10)
> I'm using version 188.8.131.52
> I ran /soffice and I received the following message: "Permission denied"
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