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[Bug 1307413] Re: apport-unpack requires too much main memory to run


This bug was fixed in the package apport - 2.16-0ubuntu1

apport (2.16-0ubuntu1) vivid; urgency=medium

  * New upstream release:
    - Add a new method ProblemReport.extract_keys() which writes binary keys
      (which can be very large) directly to files without loading them all
      into memory first. Use that in apport-unpack. Thanks Louis Bouchard!
      (LP: #1307413)
    - launchpad backend: Work with Python 3, now that launchpadlib exists for
      Python 3. (LP: #1153671)
    - apport-bug, apport-gtk: Also check for $WAYLAND_SESSION, to use
      apport-gtk instead of apport-cli under Wayland. Thanks Tim Lunn.
      (LP: #1418766)
    - apport-gtk: When running under Wayland, avoid Gdk/Wnck operation for
      setting crash window modal to the PID of the crashed window; these only
      work under X11.
    - Don't install the test suite any more, to save 1 MB of installed space.
      It can be run out of trunk easily enough, and distributions can install
      it from tests/ if they desire.
    - hookutils, attach_root_command_outputs(): Fix UnicodeDecodeError crash
      for non-textual values. (LP: #1370259)
    - ui.py: Only provide a UI to hooks if the crash db will accept the
      report. This avoids asking questions if the report is merely sent to
      whoopsie for Ubuntu stable releases. Thanks Brian Murrary.
      (LP: #1084979)
    - whoopsie-upload-all: Add package information to the report before
      calling package hooks. Thanks Brian Murray.
    - Fix check for available terminal when checking whether to display the
      "Examine locally" button.
  * Add general hook for detecting Wayland sessions and tagging them with
    "wayland-session". Thanks Timm Lunn! (LP: #1418262)
  * debian/tests/upstream-system: Copy tests from source tree, as
    /usr/share/apport/testsuite/ does not exist any more.
 -- Martin Pitt <martin.pitt@xxxxxxxxxx>   Fri, 06 Feb 2015 10:11:30 +0100

** Changed in: apport (Ubuntu)
       Status: Fix Committed => Fix Released

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  apport-unpack requires too much main memory to run

Status in apport package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released

Bug description:
  when running apport-unpack on large apport reports (linux-image kernel
  dumps is a good example), it requires an enormous amount of main
  memory to run.

  An example is a 1.3Gb apport report that runs for more than 24 hours
  with more than 4Gb of RSS.

  The command should requires less memory to extract those big reports.

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