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Re: Possible memory leak in 1.7.9p2?
At 03:47 PM 12/11/95 PST, Judy Anderson wrote:
>Has anyone else noticed any anomalous process size increases
>associated with 1.7.9p2?
Try turning off the :measurement_task. It was ballooning our process size
This is the same problem I mentioned months ago: while() loops are apparently
not freeing their variables before re-using them, so they effectively become
a hole into which one may dump megs and megs of useless data.
Our process size would creep up steadily. I'd just watch `ps ux`, helpless
Maybe that isn't your problem, but it's certainly mine.
I didn't try very hard to fix it this time (1.7.9 came out; now I just run a
single loop over all objects every now and then to measure the DB), but I
fixed it on another object by reducing the while() body to a single method
call, thereby allowing the server to free the varspace when that returned.
Now, I'm just guessing with the "not freeing variables" thing--I haven't done
any snooping into the server. Kilik and I were discussing it, hell, months,
maybe a year or two ago.
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