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Re: [GENERAL] Memory Errors...

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: "Ian Harding" <ianh(at)tpchd(dot)org>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgreSQL(dot)org
Subject: Re: [GENERAL] Memory Errors...
Date: 2002-09-19 16:18:56
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"Ian Harding" <ianh(at)tpchd(dot)org> writes:
> It is pltcl [not plpgsql]

Ah.  I don't think we've done much of any work on plugging leaks in
pltcl :-(.

> It hurts when I do this:

> drop function memleak();
> create function memleak() returns int as '
> for {set counter 1} {$counter < 100000} {incr counter} {
>         set sql "select ''foo''"
>         spi_exec "$sql"
> }
> ' language 'pltcl';
> select memleak();

Yeah, I see very quick memory exhaustion also :-(.  Looks like the
spi_exec call is the culprit, but I'm not sure exactly why ...
anyone have time to look at this?

			regards, tom lane


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