I'm replying to the Zope list also, because this issue is perhaps
related to other components there.

I'm running into the same situation: The python process running my Plone
site is steadyly growing.

I'm using Zope2.9.8-final (the one which works with Plone 2.5.5).

What is the plan for Zope include such feature?

Best regards,

Alan Runyan wrote:
> There was a recent modification to limit the ZODB cache to a set size.  i.e.
> Limit the size of memory usage to 128MB.
> The original feature was implemented here:
> You can get the feature+3.8 branch of the ZODB from:
> The changes are also on trunk (will be ZODB 3.9).
> The goal of the modification is to try to put upper bounds on the size of
> the database cache.  Before this "size limited cache" the cache would grow
> and if you had very large objects in the zodb cache -- your memory usage would
> be surpringsly high.
> Please use this feature in your testing at upfront.  And let Roche know this
> feature has landed (if we was not monitoring svn checkins).  The feature needs
> to be test driven.  Give it a go and report your experience.
> cheers
> alan
> On Wed, Sep 17, 2008 at 5:10 AM, Izak Burger <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I'm sure this question has been asked before, but it drives me nuts so I
>> figured I'll ask again. This is a problem that has been bugging me for
>> ages. Why does zope memory use never decrease? Okay, I've seen it
>> decrease maybe by a couple megabyte, but never by much. It seems the
>> general way to run zope is to put in some kind of monitoring, and
>> restart it when memory goes out of bounds. In general it always uses
>> more and more RAM until the host starts paging to disk. This sort of
>> baby-sitting just seems wrong to me.
>> It doesn't seem to make any difference if you set the cache-size to a
>> smaller number of objects or use a different number of threads. Over
>> time things always go from good to bad and then on to worse. I have only
>> two theories: a memory leak, or an issue with garbage collection (python
>> side).
>> It is possible that this is not a bug, my reasoning goes like this: The
>> OS exposes a "virtual memory" picture to the application, ie, the
>> application does not know how much of the RAM is real and how much is
>> paged out. All it does is call malloc every now and then. Combined with
>> a kernel that allows overcommit (which is in general a good thing), I
>> see this going only one way.
>> I'm hoping someone on this list has some insights into the issue.
>> regards,
>> Izak
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