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I just installed Ubuntu 18.04.1 on a server, and compiled Povray v3.8.0-alpha.9861167+av620.

It works nicely with some test scenes, but it seems to have a memory leak when rendering my particular scene. It keeps going until 100% of internal memory and swapfile are used, and then it gets killed automatically by the OS.

Is the crash logged anywhere, and can I get a minidump or stacktrace in order to contribute something valuable when reporting the error, or would I have to run it in a debugger/profiler in order to get such info?

Note: I'm not looking for specific advice on how to repair this version (I'll get a stable release). I'd just like to know how to find debugging info in a Linux environment (I'm quite a newbie in that regard).

  • Have you tried looking in the journal? – j-money Oct 18 '18 at 0:53
  • @j-money Thanks for the "journal" keyword. I went through part of it, it's HUGE... Unfortunately journalctl --grep=povray returned Compiled without pattern matching support :-( – Louis Somers Oct 18 '18 at 18:58
  • you might try doing something like jouralctl > temp cat temp | grep povray? – j-money Oct 18 '18 at 20:19
  • @j-money It's grep povray temp, or better yet journalctl | grep povray. – Olaf Dietsche Apr 12 at 6:34
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    @LouisSomers I just found bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=890265#37, so maybe eventually it will end up in Ubuntu as well. – Olaf Dietsche Apr 12 at 7:34

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