[Chimera-users] Two transparent models and memory leaks
goddard at cgl.ucsf.edu
Thu Mar 22 15:58:28 PDT 2007
More details from C Akey about crashes and transparency problems.
I asked JF to send you a snapshot of the linux screen.
You are right, when as each image is recorded the memory is taken away
from the pc and IT IS NOT RETURNED. So after 2 or 3 snaps of a big image
it gets to abit over 1Gb and Chimera has a fit or python has a fit.
However, I am puzzled as I take a few snapshots of a big area and they
are fine, then after rebooting the first snapshot image crashes of the
same number of atoms, nothing changed. Instead of using about 100 Mb of
memory during the image acquisition it used over 400 and crashed the
Yeah, when I start over on the next paper I will only use the linux
machine with 4Gb of memory, but right now I am just trying to finish up
How do I take somewhat lower res pictures off the screen?????????
As to the two transparent models, this is important and needs to work
consistently. But knowing about it allows one to try and work around the
problem.....argh. But I am not sure the ID number is the whole story,
because with two models in 3 and 10, 3 doesn't work properly, but in the
same session with models in 5 and 8, both look fine when adjusting the
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