Memory problem with latest malloc.c

Ivan Voras ivoras at
Thu Jan 3 02:27:24 PST 2008

Joe Marcus Clarke wrote:
> GNOME applications use a Python driven XML parser to generate help
> document translations.  The engine takes the English XML document and
> applies translations to it.  The tool, xml2po, is installed as part of
> textproc/gnome-doc-utils.  I'm currently working on porting GNOME 2.21,
> and one of the Evolution help doc changes triggered a memory problem on
> my test machine.  Basically, with up to and including rev 1.154 of
> malloc.c, I am able to generate the help file with no errors.  With all
> later revs including 1.160, the Python process balloons up to about 512
> MB of memory, then dies.

What is the state of the PYMALLOC option presented when building python
from ports? Do a make config to toggle it.

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