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From Sander Striker <stri...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [PATCH] APR hash table memory use
Date Fri, 05 Nov 2004 21:45:17 GMT
On Tue, 2004-11-02 at 17:22, Julian Foad wrote:
> Prevent unbounded memory use during repeated operations on a hash table.
> 
> The hash table was allocating new memory for each new insertion of an entry,
> and not reclaiming it on deletions, so repetition of (insert, delete) caused
> the memory use to keep growing.  This fix causes the memory freed by a deletion
> to be reused by a subsequent insertion, so that the memory used by the hash
> table is proportional to the maximum number of entries that it has ever held
> simultaneously, rather than the number of insertions that have been performed.

+1.

Sander

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