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Re: BYTEA Fields and Memory Consumption

From: Hiroshi Inoue <inoue(at)tpf(dot)co(dot)jp>
To: Raiford(at)labware(dot)com
Cc: pgsql-odbc(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: BYTEA Fields and Memory Consumption
Date: 2011-04-14 03:41:45
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(2011/04/13 21:09), Raiford(at)labware(dot)com wrote:
> I have an issue where even though I break a large BYTEA object up into
> multiple pieces, the ODBC driver just rejoins the pieces in memory and
> tries to send it all out at once. I took a look at the code and sure
> enough the driver just keeps reallocating memory for each chunk of data
> that I add.

Yes you are right.

 > Can I assume Postgres has no mechanism to send this data
> across the wire in pieces? Are there any common practices for dealing
> with this?

Please try lo type instead of bytea type.

Hiroshi Inoue

 > As it is, in one environment I can only transfer files around
> 50MB before I start receiving out of memory errors. The same program
> running against Oracle and SQL Server works great.
> Jon

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