2008.11.19 20:47 "Re: [Tiff] Memory leak (TIFFOpen, TIFFReadTile)?", by Edward Lam
Maybe a pertinent question is whether anyone is using the default TIFFOpen()? Maybe everyone opens their tiff file with the explicit flag to not memory map. :)
I'm not getting any strong mandate to change the current behavior so I'm inclined to do nothing - my usual preference.
My position is that it should be changed because memory-mapped I/O is a bit unusual and casual TIFF-lib users won't be expecting it or its associated problems with large files. Though, of course, I have found a work-around for my own TIFF-lib usage.
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