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From Pavel Georgiev <>
Subject mod_perl memory
Date Tue, 16 Mar 2010 06:26:22 GMT

I have a perl script running in mod_perl that needs to write a large amount of data to the
client, possibly over a long period. The behavior that I observe is that once I print and
flush something, the buffer memory is not reclaimed even though I rflush (I know this cant
be reclaimed back by the OS).

Is that how mod_perl operates and is there a way that I can force it to periodically free
the buffer memory, so that I can use that for new buffers instead of taking more from the
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