huge file -> memory problem
Andrew M. Kuchling
akuchlin at mems-exchange.org
Wed Mar 22 22:18:38 CET 2000
Jørn Eilertsen <jorn at spekter.no> writes:
> Thanks for taking the time, but what you describe is basically what I've done,
> but it still seems to swallow the whole file into memory.
Simple line-reading loops do not show memory leaks, as far as I know.
Are you *quite* sure your code isn't leaking memory or building a
large dictionary or some such thing? Try commenting out everything
inside the line-reading loop except the actual line-reading logic, and see
if the process size still increases.
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