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EDSDK 2.5 Memory Leak on Mac OS X 10.5.6

If you are on Mac, there is a huge problem with the EDSDK and OS 10.5.6. Do not upgrade to that version! The 'Image Capture' process starts consuming about 3M/second and never lets it go, causing your program to crash. This happens when you have live view enable. You can see it happen even to the EOS Utility, so it's not something that I have wrong with my program.

Dyami Caliri
Tue, 23 Dec 2008 04:22:16 +0000

Wow - that's surprising. But I'm seeing some odd behavior on Windows with version 2.5. I've started up a new forum that's entirely devoted to the Canon SDK. Please check it out:

Wed, 24 Dec 2008 21:43:41 +0000

I confirmed the same problem on my MacBook Pro, OS-X 10.5.6, and the latest version of Canon EOS Utility. As soon as I select live view, the Image Capture process increases t RAM usage regularly until all my RAM is used, and crashes the machine. I can run 'top' in a terminal window and easily watch this happen. The problem is with the user software (EOS Utility), not just with the SDK. This is a major bug in Canon's software. Has anybody reported this to Canon?

Wed, 14 Jan 2009 21:23:51 +0000

Yes.. Reported and basically ignored.

"Keep checking our website for any updates that might fix the problem you think you are having."

No "Thanks for reporting this."
No "We are aware of the problem and are working it."

No, nothing.

Wed, 28 Jan 2009 04:21:26 +0000

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