Angus, Sorry for the delayed response. I ended up creating two stripped down sample applications to recreate the issue.
We thought that it was machine related, because I could reproduce the growing handle issue with these apps within 5-10 minutes, whereas another 2 developers could not. However, after running the test for 3 days, one of them experienced handle growth of 71K! I've submitted a question on Stack Overflow, but so far crickets as to what could cause a problem like this (other than obvious API calls that open security-context tokens handles): http://stackoverflow.com/questions/25124613/what-can-cause-a-security-context-token-handle-leak Where can I upload the source code for these two apps so you can compile an run them? Note that you may have to run the test for at least a day to begin seeing the leaks. I ran both apps on the same machine (HTTP Client + Server). At this point, we've put months of time into this project and this is a show stopper. Perhaps you can identify something I'm doing that's fundamentally wrong in the sample code, but I suspect something much more subtle is going on. It was very odd that when I ran the apps in another machine, the extremely rapid increase in handles seemed to go away, but still crept up over time. In any case, I'm at the point where I'm considering ripping out ICS and replacing it with something like Real Thin Client. I don't want to start from scratch, but unless I can determine and fix the cause of this problem, I have no choice. I really hope it's something I'm doing wrong in my code. Thanks, Doug -----Original Message----- From: Angus Robertson - Magenta Systems Ltd [mailto:an...@magsys.co.uk] Sent: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 10:57 AM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: [twsocket] Handle Leak > I'm using the Version 8 'Gold' build of the ICS components with Delphi > XE2 and I'm seeing some strange handle leaks. Note that I'm not using > SSL. > > I've run the application for 48 hours, and have confirmed there are > absolutely no memory leaks (memory usage is stable), but the working > set keeps growing. After running Process Explorer and logging handle > counts I've managed to narrow down the leak to Access Token handles. I run several ICS applications for up to a month at time on multiple PCs and servers, often only restarting for Windows Updates, and I've not seen any handle or memory leaks. There is a major handle leak in some releases of Microsoft ADO using asynchronous calls to access databases, fixed a couple of years ago, one of my applications ending up using 500,000 handles. Which specific ICS components are you using, and how many handles are leaked per hour? Or is it per connection or something? My understanding is access token handles relate to the security context of a process or thread, and ICS essentially does not use threads or create any processes. Angus -- To unsubscribe or change your settings for TWSocket mailing list please goto http://lists.elists.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/twsocket Visit our website at http://www.overbyte.be