Huuuuge memory leak (third attempt)

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at pythonware.com
Mon Feb 19 10:03:43 CET 2001


jurgen.defurne at philips.com wrote:
> I would urge everybody who runs Python 2.0 under Windows NT,
> to try the following script:

It's not leaking memory, it's leaking processes.  By design.

On my old slow Windows box, your program creates 50 new pro-
cesses per second.  Each process needs about 0.12 CPU seconds
to finish.  Each Python process uses around 800k of non-shared
memory.  You can figure the rest out yourself...

Cheers /F





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