Ticket #1402 (closed bug: worksforme)
Open attribute table hangs when a ShapeFile layer has usaved changes
Won't produce error:
a) Simply open the attributes table window on a ShapeFile? layer
Will produce error:
a) Change the layer to editable b) Add a new point c) Open the attributes table
The memory usage will then increase about about 1G (in my test example). Of course this then causes the system to run slowly if you don't have that much memory!
This seems very similar to #1198, however there is no PostGIS involved. Are they related?