[CentralOH] Django Management Command Memory Usage

jep200404 at columbus.rr.com jep200404 at columbus.rr.com
Mon Jun 4 16:28:17 CEST 2012

How can I reduce the memory usage in a Django management command? 
I have some Django code like follows in a management program: 

class Command(BaseCommand):
    def handle(self, *args, **options):
        for record in Places.objects.all():
            if record.x and record.y:
                record.point = (
                record.point = None

In the settings.py file I have: 

DEBUG = False

Places has millions of rows. 
top reveals that the program is using 18.6 Gigabytes of memory. 
How can I reduce that memory usage? 
Am I neglecting to close or release something? 

The only dox I'm finding about memory use related to query sets 
advise to use iterators instead of converting to a list. 
I'm already following that advice, but I'm not finding 
further guidance about memory use about record modification. 

Since DEBUG is False, I've already heeding the following. 


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I have found that the following might be nice, 
but doubt it addresses the memory issue. 


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