[Tutor] Memory problem

Guillermo Fernandez Castellanos guillermo.fernandez at epfl.ch
Sun Jan 11 12:16:14 EST 2004


First of all, happy year to all :-)

I'm playing with a database. I've done a user interface to this database 
that do several queries and print the results. The problem is that, this 
database being important (several hundred of thousands entries), each 
time I do a query the use of RAM increases very substancially (several 
dozens, sometimes a few undreds of Mb). I do something like:

I was wondering if there is a way of making that memory 'free' 
afterwards. I mean to say to python somehow 'I don't need dbresult 
anymore, so you can forget it and give me back the memory'. I've tried 
the gc module, but it does not seem to answer my needs as it works with 
the number of objects refered, and not with the memory they use.



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