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Re: psql/postmaster not freeing up resources? (based on "top" command)

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Ludwig Lim <lud_nowhere_man(at)yahoo(dot)com>
Cc: PostgreSQL Mailing List <pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: psql/postmaster not freeing up resources? (based on "top" command)
Date: 2002-10-18 13:59:56
Message-ID: 17244.1034949596@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Ludwig Lim <lud_nowhere_man(at)yahoo(dot)com> writes:
>   Isn't it suppose to revert back to its orginal state
> after the query?

No.  On most Unixen, free() doesn't ever release memory to the OS.

			regards, tom lane

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