[Python-Dev] funny leak
Mon, 24 Mar 2003 15:04:46 +0100
Neal Norwitz wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 24, 2003 at 01:40:44PM +0100, Christian Tismer wrote:
>>I just tested generators and found a memory leak.
>>(Has nothing to do with generators).
>>The following code adds one to the overall refcount
>>and gc cannot reclaim it.
>> def gen():
>> gs # unbreakable cycle
>> gen # unless one is commented out
> With current CVS:
> One ref may be leaked the first time gc.collect() is called with
> garbage (23150 -> 23151). But after that, no more refs are leaked
> (ref count stays at 23151).
No, this is not the point. Don't call the function
at all, just execute the above code and call
gc.collect(). You will see one reference eaten
every time you repeat this.
ciao - chris
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