[PyPy-issue] [issue707] PyPy memory leak in 1.5 on OSX

Albert Zeyer pypy-dev-issue at codespeak.net
Sun May 1 15:47:52 CEST 2011

New submission from Albert Zeyer <albzey at gmail.com>:

I was running this script: https://github.com/albertz/itunes-scripts/blob/master/get_ratings.py
It worked great with PyPy and the performance was also nice:

az at 83-177 1111 (itunes-scripts) %time pypy ./get_ratings.py >/dev/null
'import site' failed
pypy ./get_ratings.py > /dev/null  22.51s user 1.13s system 50% cpu 46.798 total
az at 83-177 1112 (itunes-scripts) %time  ./get_ratings.py >/dev/null 
./get_ratings.py > /dev/null  67.24s user 0.16s system 97% cpu 1:08.78 total

But memory consumption was not with PyPy. It was constantly growing and had about 500MB when it 
finished. CPython constantly took only 4MB of total memory the whole time.

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title: PyPy memory leak in 1.5 on OSX

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