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From "Jean-Jacques Clar" <>
Subject Re: leak in APR
Date Thu, 12 Sep 2002 22:26:02 GMT
Why will I wouldn't see my allocated memory decrease if it has been


>>> 09/12/02 04:19PM >>>
On Thu, Sep 12, 2002 at 04:16:35PM -0600, Jean-Jacques Clar wrote:
> "Memory in Apache never shrinks".
> Is this a true statement?
> When reaching a cruising state (stable load, same files requested,
> files in cache) 
> should I see some fluctuation in the APR. allocated memory (going up
> and down) OR
> should it stay always at the same value?

Ideally it will stay about the same, maybe occasionally raising
to accomodate some abnormal conditions.

> Should the call to apr_pool_clear(ptrans) at the end of the request
> decrease the 
> memory allocated in APR. or is it just putting that memory back
> available in the pool?

Even if it were calling free() you wouldn't see your allocated memory
decrease (from viewing top or ps output).


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