As you can see in the above URL, someone filed a bug against the Debian
fontoconfig package saying that fc-cache consumed a lot of memory. I can't
reproduce this personally, but maybe the submitter will be able to give more
It would be nice to know if this is a problem on machines with more reasonable
amounts of memory; 132Meg isn't a huge allocation for todays machines.
It is. I have 256MB of memory, and my system barely manages it: I have to exit
all other programs, and then it just manages it. If I have a normal working
session running, random programs start getting killed, and often the X server is
second in line... Very annoying when I forget to exit all other programs.
It appears (from reading the Debian bug) that this is a problem in freetype, not
fontconfig. I'm going to set this to INVALID and see if someone can figure out
which underlying version of freetype is causing the problem. I don't see
this on my Debian system.
*** Bug 6 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 19 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 68054 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***