Tim Schuh replied to the topic 'Memory Leak' in the forum. 5 months ago

Ever 10 frames in a series of 30 subs. There was a previous run of 10 subs so I'm already starting with a bit of memory load.

stellarmate@stellarmate:~$ ps auxww | grep kstars
Start: stellar+  1301  1.0 36.9 2959744 1372704 ?     SLl  11:20   6:49 /usr/bin/kstars --paused
10 subs: stellar+  1301  1.1 45.5 3280028 1691824 ?     SLl  11:20   7:18 /usr/bin/kstars --paused
20 subs: stellar+  1301  1.2 54.1 3600308 2012224 ?     SLl  11:20   7:43 /usr/bin/kstars --paused
30 subs: stellar+  1301  1.2 62.4 3920592 2317312 ?     SLl  11:20   8:07 /usr/bin/kstars --paused

stellarmate@stellarmate:~$ sudo dpkg --list | grep kstars
ii  kstars-bleeding                               6:3.3.9+202001011609~ubuntu18.04.1        arm64        desktop planetarium for KDE
ii  kstars-bleeding-data                          6:3.3.9+202001011609~ubuntu18.04.1        all          data files for KStars desktop planetarium
ii  kstars-bleeding-dbg                           6:3.3.9+202001011609~ubuntu18.04.1        arm64        debug information for the desktop planetarium for KDE

stellarmate@stellarmate:~$ sudo dpkg --list | grep qhy
ii  indi-qhy                                      2.6~202001021211~ubuntu18.04.1            arm64        INDI QHY Driver. This driver is compatible with any INDI client such as KStars or Xephem.
ii  libqhy                                        6.0.5+unstable~201912300954~ubuntu18.04.1 arm64        libqhy provide libraries to access and control QHY CCDs and Filter Wheels.

Disconnecting the gear and stopping the server made no difference of course.

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Tim Schuh replied to the topic 'Memory Leak' in the forum. 5 months ago

hy wrote: I'm curious if there's a common thread among the people who experience this leak (e.g. I still can't replicate it, and as of recently, I don't believe Jasem could either--I know he's hard at work looking into it). For instance, are you all DSLR users? RGB camera users with debayering, etc?

If you experience this leak, could you please post more details about the minimum configuration you use that will trigger this leak.
E.g.:
camera model and type, e.g. Canon DSLR with resolution WxH, ZWO 1600 monochome resolution WxH, ...
fits, raw, ???
Running fitsviewer while you capture?
Processor (e.g. RPi4) on what OS (Raspbian? Ubuntu 18.04? Stellarmate?)
How did you install KStars (Stellarmate, AstroPi3, AstroBerry, ...)
What release are you using when you observed the leak? (released 3.3.9, nightly at what date),

Also, can you tell how much is leaked per image? (e.g. by running the linux command 'ps aux | grep kstars" after every 5th or 10th image for as long as makes sense) and how that relates to the size of the image your camera captures

Thanks,
Hy


I'm on a 4GB RPi4 running StellarmateOS, updated via internet between tests. I haven't got a record of the versions that I experienced this issue with since I've upgraded Stellarmate since then. It would have been what ever packages were published when I started this thread.

Camera I was using here is a QHY168C, consuming about 300MB per frame, filling 4GB of RAM in less than 15 frames. Shooting FITS and debayered. I will test again tonight.

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Tim Schuh replied to the topic 'Memory Leak' in the forum. 5 months ago

knro wrote: I would like to know how I can replicate this.. I took 500 images on StellarMate a couple of weeks ago and I couldn't detect any memory leak. Was HIPS overlay enabled? I'd like to replicate exact conditions.


If HIPS overlay is enabled by default then yes, it is. My objective is to be able to pack the whole imaging train minus the mount into a suitcase, preferably carry-on sized bag. Resolving this is very important to me since I'm trying to avoid taking a full computer into the field. Full control and imaging from a RPi opens SO many possibilities that I really want to explore.

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Tim Schuh replied to the topic 'Memory Leak' in the forum. 5 months ago

I'm experiencing the same behavior on the current version running on a RPi 4.

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