Memory leak in xmlrpclib.py on Windows?
mhammond at skippinet.com.au
Thu Aug 22 04:26:38 CEST 2002
Mark Moales wrote:
> Today I'm running a test in which my client issues 6000 calls instead of
> 600 and has a delay between calls of a half second. In perfmon (I'm
> monitoring private and virtual bytes for the process), I see a steady
> increase in the number of private bytes used by the process up until the
> process terminates.
Well this is a leak :) The best thing you could do would be to code the
smallest, tightest loop that leaks. If you can reduce it down to one or
2 calls that must be in the loop to demonstrate the leak, then it should
be fairly easy to track down.
If you have access to a debug build of Python, sys.gettotalrefcount()
will help determine if it is simply a Python reference count bug, or a
> My next step is to write my own Transport that just uses sockets to send
> the XML instead of HTTP to see if that makes any difference.
Almost certainly will (I hope ;) sockets have been around for too long
and used for too many important things for an obvious leak to still exist.
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