Memory usage, in droves

Danyel Fisher danyelf at
Wed Aug 1 08:03:43 CEST 2001

"Terry Reedy" <tjreedy at> wrote in message news:VCf87.34079

> The volume of posts has been much larger (and hotter) than normal in
> the last two weeks.  Could that have accelerated your memory growth? ;-)

It might have contributed. What was really doing it for me--I learned--is
that I am opening an r_exec environment with every message. Apparently, they
weren't getting cleaned up well.

Now I'm sort of curious, though. Is there a way for a program to return some
space to the system? I'm concerned that if I swell to 79% again in the
presence of heavy traffic, all the gc in the world won't shrink me below
that value. Or is this a FAQ somewhere?


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