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From Graham Leggett <>
Subject Re: util_ldap [Bug 29217] - Remove references to calloc() and free()
Date Wed, 09 Jun 2004 23:51:47 GMT
Brad Nicholes wrote:

>    But if you are allocating memory for cache entries that are
> constantly expiring and being purged, the pool will continue to grow
> until the server is restarted.  The pool would end up with stale memory
> that the system has no way of reclaiming outside of restarting the
> server.  NetWare doesn't have the concept of a child config pool since
> there are no child processes and therefore no need to use shared memory.
>  Simply restarting a child process is not an option.  On NetWare it is
> all or nothing.  Apache is either up and running or not.  If you tried
> to shutdown the process to reclaim memory, you lose the web server.


Could apr_reslist_* help here? Perhaps if the memory was allocated from 
a pool which was cleaned up periodically using apr_reslist_* (where 
"cleaned up" could mean duplicate all fresh cache entries in the pool to 
a new pool, and trash the old pool).


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