Python server locks up

sturlamolden sturlamolden at
Fri Sep 11 11:12:30 CEST 2009

On 9 Sep, 22:28, Zac Burns <zac... at> wrote:

> Theories:
>    Python is resizing the large dictionary
>    Python is garbage collecting

Python uses reference counting, not a generational GC like Java. A
Python object is  destroyed when the refcount drops to 0. The GC only
collects cyclic references. If you create none, there are no GC delays
(you can in fact safely turn the GC off). Python does not share Java's
nasty habit of having long GC delays.

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