On Tuesday 30 January 2001 10:09, Ron Bickers wrote:
> I have a site that has dozens of 300k+ Photo objects
> (http://www.zope.org/Members/Drew/Photo). When I start Zope, it uses about
> 10MB. It will run at around 10-12MB for days as long as I don't access any
> of the photos. Once I access several of the photos, it jumps up to around
> 50MB. The debug info says there are over 200 Photo object references.
> If I then do a Cache minimize, there are no longer any Photo object
> references, but the memory usage remains 50MB. It will stay that high
> indefinitely (at least as long as I have tested -- a few days), even if the
> site isn't accessed. If I restart, it goes back down to 10MB, and it will
> stay there as long as my photos aren't accessed.
> Is this normal behavior? It seems crazy to have Zope sucking up that much
> memory when those photos are hardly ever accessed.
this sounds like normal operating system behavior. memory isn't being free'd
just dealloc and returned to the program heap and marked as available.
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