Memory mamangement

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elfroggio
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Memory mamangement

Post by elfroggio » Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:29 pm

XNViewMp 0.96.4 appimage on Manjaro.

My system has 12Gb of RAM. I have about 51,000 images of a separate hard drive. I'm running out of RAM and XN starts swapping which makes it extremely slow.

What can I do to improve the memory management and reduce the XnviewMp footprint? Or is it too many photos?

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Re: Memory mamangement

Post by lian » Sun Jul 19, 2020 4:39 pm

Hello, are the images in the same directory ?
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Re: Memory mamangement

Post by elfroggio » Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:14 pm

lian wrote:
Sun Jul 19, 2020 4:39 pm
Hello, are the images in the same directory ?
No, I have 342 sub-directories hanging from /photos/

But...I have found that this is related to the building of the thumbnails. I need to go though each directory, by hand, to build the thumbnails and when the memory, which I monitor, goes to almost half, I close XN, then go back and do the next directories. It took me over 1 hour but now it stays at around 2Gb of mem.

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Re: Memory mamangement

Post by lian » Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:30 am

I have a lot of images too (but not original photographies, so quite small) and do not meet the problem. But why do you need to create all thumbnails immediately ?

Well, my question does not gives a good answer. It seems to me it’s normal that it takes a lot of time to create thumbnails if you have heavy images. Maybe you should reduce the quality of the thumbnails in settings.
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