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Re: String replacements leak small amounts of memory each time


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: String replacements leak small amounts of memory each time
Date: Sun, 13 Jun 2010 22:52:59 -0400
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On 6/13/10 5:33 PM, Øyvind Hvidsten wrote:
> It could be logical leaks, or whatever is the correct english term for
> them. Memory that's used, and kept track of, but not used again, and not
> freed until the program shuts down. The memory usage is constantly
> increasing. I have a process using 3 gigs now, and it just runs one of
> those testcases (on a lot more data).

You could try using the system malloc instead of the one that comes with
bash.  Configure --without-bash-malloc and see if that changes the
allocation behavior.

Chet

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