[Python-Dev] extremely slow exit for program having huge (45G) dict (python 2.5.2)

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Tue Dec 23 22:52:31 CET 2008

> I'd like to suggest here, if you are giving this code a facelift,
> that on Windows you use VirtualAlloc and friends to allocate the
> arenas.  This gives you the most direct access to the VM manager and
> makes sure that a release arena is immediately availible to the rest
> of the system.  It also makes sure that you don't mess with the
> regular heap and fragment it.

While I'd like to see this done myself, I believe it is independent
from the problem at hand. Contributions are welcome.


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