Reducing Python's memory footprint?
joel at wolfpack2000.com
Wed Feb 23 13:58:38 EST 2000
I think that's the problem. How do I get it to share the executable code
between the processes? As a test, I loaded five copies of my application,
and kept track of how much memory was being used (resident size). It looks
5,988k for the first
11, 976k for two
17,964k for three
23,952k for four
29,940k for five
There doesn't seem to be *any* sharing of resources in this...
Niels Diepeveen wrote:
> Joel Hatch schreef:
> > Using five megs to load a Python interpreter is a little excessive, but
> > acceptable. Blowing a half of my available RAM on a handful of nifty
> > panel applets and a monitor or two just doesn't work, though...
> If it takes 5MB to run a single process, that doesn't mean you need 50MB
> to run 10 processes. All (or most) of the executable code (the
> interpreter, C modules etc.) is shared between these processes, so
> running 10 of them may take only 6MB or so, depending mostly on the
> amount of memory used to store data.
> Niels Diepeveen
> Endea automatisering
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