Memory leak?

Charles Swiger cswiger at
Mon Feb 13 13:54:16 PST 2006

On Feb 13, 2006, at 4:40 PM, David Scheidt wrote:
>> Unfortunately no, its cli only, no x, pretty much just Postgres and
>> Python and C :-(
> I've seen (very, very, very, very) large memory leaks on long-lived
> Python processes.  I haven't looked at it to figure out if it's
> python, some module, or the application doing something stupid.  But
> the processes will grow until they hit their limits.

For contrast, I've got a Python-based daemon which handles 100K to 1  
million logfile lines a day and spits them into a processing/ 
reporting system using either XMLRPC or SOAP, and it stays up for  
months without leaking memory or changing in size.

As I said earlier, "top -o size" will identify the process(es) which  
is/are using excessive memory.


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