Windows 10: RuntimeBroker (now Shell Infrastructure Host) high RAM usage

  1.    01 May 2018 #1

    RuntimeBroker (now Shell Infrastructure Host) high RAM usage


    Some time ago I noticed that if I start opening images using the default Photos application of Windows 10 from a folder that contains a lot of them (I then created on another notebook a folder with 32000 of random PNG an JPG images of around 1000*1000 resolution to test it), the system process RuntimeBroker (now it is called Shell Integration Host in 1803 update) starts consuming a lot of RAM - around 100-150 MB per opened image. So after opening like 10 images, this process eats 1GB+ of RAM. If I continue opening images, then after some time this process will crash and take down Photos down too.

    I wanted to ask if I'm the only one with such a behavior? If somebody else could try replicating this issue?
    Thanks in advance!
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  2.    04 May 2018 #2

    Seems like nobody have the same problem?
    Can someone at least help me check it?
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  3.    04 May 2018 #3

    Some time ago
    The 'problem' isn't relevant to 1803, as you prefaced it.

    It would seem the problem is related to the creation of thumbnails for the countless images in the folder. Any file manager that has to accept that task would struggle. I use XNView whose main draw is to present files as images. Because of the program's struggle, I turned off thumbnail creation. I did the same with Windows 10.
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    Windows 10 Home ver 1803
       05 May 2018 #4

    pyramid10 said: View Post
    I turned off thumbnail creation. I did the same with Windows 10.
    @pyramid10 How?
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  5.    05 May 2018 #5

    From the File Explorer Ribbon, select View/Options--change.

    In the Dialogue Box that comes up, select the View tab, and there at the top of the list for Files and Folders: Always show icons, never thumbnails.
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  6.    05 May 2018 #6

    pyramid10 said: View Post
    The 'problem' isn't relevant to 1803, as you prefaced it.

    It would seem the problem is related to the creation of thumbnails for the countless images in the folder. Any file manager that has to accept that task would struggle. I use XNView whose main draw is to present files as images. Because of the program's struggle, I turned off thumbnail creation. I did the same with Windows 10.
    Thumbnails are not a problem - they are created and drawn correctly and without problems. Explorer itself sees no problems neither in memory consumption, nor in crashing.

    However, the "modern" Photos application, to be more precise the system process Runtime Broker, causes that huge memory leak.

    So anyone else has the same problem or?
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  7.    07 May 2018 #7

    I would really appreciate it if someone could test the described behavior.
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  8.    11 May 2018 #8

    Can someone recommend me a forum or chat where I can ask to help me with testing this issue?
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  9.    14 May 2018 #9

    I'm still looking for someone to help me with this.
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