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Re: perl garbage collector

From: Vivek Khera <vivek(at)khera(dot)org>
To: pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: perl garbage collector
Date: 2005-06-27 21:11:47
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On Jun 27, 2005, at 4:46 PM, Jean-Max Reymond wrote:

> Hi,
> I have a stored procedure written in perl and I doubt that perl's
> garbage collector is working :-(
> after a lot of work, postmaster has a size of 1100 Mb and  I think
> that the keyword "undef" has no effects.
> Before tuning my procedure, does it exist a known issue, a  
> workaround ?

just because your application frees the memory doesn't mean that the  
OS takes it back.   in other words, don't confuse memory usage with  
memory leakage.

Vivek Khera, Ph.D.
+1-301-869-4449 x806

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