[VPM] deallocating memory of multi-threaded server while IDLE.
Peter at PSDT.com
Wed Feb 11 13:51:39 CST 2004
At 11:39 AM 2/11/2004 -0800, Eric wrote:
>I don't have time to dig up the exact quote. But that is not the
>case. I can't remember if it was in advanced perl or the Camel book
>that talked about this. It might have been perltoot or another man
>page too. Wish I could remember.
On Unix and variants, a process never decreases its memory
footprint. Once you allocate memory it is unavailable to other
processes until the process terminates.
>At 11:30 AM 2/11/2004, Darren Duncan wrote:
> >At 7:38 AM -0800 2/11/04, Eric Frazier wrote:
> >>Not that it matters that much, but I believe this is a OS level issue,
> >>not even Perl.
> >My understanding is that other applications can return memory to the
> system while they are running, in which case the OS supports it. --
> Darren Duncan
Pacific Systems Design Technologies
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