On Tue, 22 Jan 2008, Michael Akinde wrote:
>> What I *do* see is that the process size as reported by "top"
>> quickly jumps to 900MB plus and then sits there. This is not a
>> memory leak though, it is just a side effect of the way "top"
>> reports usage of shared memory.
> Also, since the blob is opened and closed, why does the process allocate
> new memory to open a new blob, rather than reuse existing memory?
I think a process does not allocate new memory, it just uses his
shared buffer. The OS does not give physical memory for a process
immediately when it is allocated for example by malloc, it gives it
in chunks - only when it is first read or written to.
...although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a
moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you
Winnie the Pooh
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