I believe it is common to have a theshold (say every 10000) objects to
do a savepoint
and then you can run cacheMinimize after the savepoint.

surprised the zc.catalog does not provide this sort of knob. maybe it
was a problem
in the original ZCatalog implementation?

cheers
alan

On Wed, Jul 30, 2008 at 1:21 PM,  <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>
>         I have a database consisting mainly of an IOBTree of ~700,000 items
> (each persistent mappings), and an zc.catalog indexing them by one of the
> mapping's fields (a date).  I am opening the FileStorage in read_only mode.
>  For each day in the index, I get the day's mappings and read the contents
> of another field.  As I go through each day, the memory usage explodes (over
> 32 GB).  Is there a way to configure the cache to automatically keep itself
> under the value of the cache size parameter?
>
>         To avoid this problem in most cases, I wrap the IOBTree in another
> object which does nothing more than call db.cacheMinimize after every 10000
> items are iterated over.  But for random access, that's not an option.
>
>         From reading the archives, it sounds like cache cleaning does not
> happen while running a transaction.  Is that my problem?  I'm in read-only
> mode, so I can't perform a transaction anyway, but could the ZODB think I
> want to?  Or is my problem something else?
>
>         Maybe if someone can point me to a description of how the caching
> works.
>
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