[VPM] deallocating memory of multi-threaded server while IDLE.

Peter Scott 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:
> >>Hi,
> >>Not that it matters that much, but I believe this is a OS level issue,
> >>not even Perl.
> >>Thanks,
> >>Eric
> >
> >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

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