[mod_python] apache processes are getting large memory footprint

Gregory (Grisha) Trubetskoy grisha at verio.net
Fri Apr 6 22:07:46 EST 2001

On Fri, 6 Apr 2001, Marc Fiuczynski wrote:

> Hi,
> I am using mod_python to serve up large files from the server to the client.
> I have noticed that the memory footprint of httpd gets rather large and
> stays that way.  Can someone give me a hint how to start figuring out which
> parts are holding on to that amount of memory.  Right now I have no clue
> whether it is httpd, mod_python, or my python programs.  Is there a way to
> figure out what the python memory profile is, or python GC stats?

It is most likely Python.

There is no easy way to identify the state of all variables within a
Python interpreter, but you can try a few things, such making sure that
your large variables don't persist between connection by assigning None to
them at the end.


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