Timeline eating a large amount of memory?

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29 Apr, 2014 10:10 AM

I've started using Timeline again today since I discovered that you can now have longer project names but found that after 30 mins or so that for some reason its was eating all my memory, causing my Mac to run really slowly.

I'm running my normal apps (Opera, Indesign, Ember, LibreOffice, Skype and Airmail etc) but after a while I've found my ram starts getting eaten up.

I opened activity monitor and saw that out of my 16gb ram, Timeline was using over 7gb worth, leaving me with very little left. As soon as I quit Timeline it went back to normal. Attached are screenshots I took before and after quitting Timeline - you can see what Activity monitor was recording as well as my menubar memory icon which shows how much ram is remaining, both before and after I quit.

Any idea why this happened?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Niko on 29 Apr, 2014 03:41 PM

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    Hi Moz,

    thank you very much for reporting this issue!

    I have no idea why this happened and you are the first user to report this.
    To help me track down the cause, it'd be great if you could do the following when Timelime ever uses several GBs of memory again:

    • open the terminal app (Applications > Utilities > Terminal)
    • type "heap Timelime" and press return
    • then type "vmmap Timelime" and press return
    • copy everything in the terminal window and send it to me via email ([email blocked])

    That'd be of great help.

    Thanks again,

  2. 2 Posted by Moz on 29 Apr, 2014 04:25 PM

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    Righto, will do!

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