[mod_python] strange util.FieldStorage() behavior

David Fraser davidf at sjsoft.com
Wed May 28 15:24:08 EST 2003

Karsten Backhaus wrote:

>On Wed, May 28, 2003 at 03:43:38PM +0400, Neo Eureka wrote:
>>  I also suspect some memory leakage caused by mod_python3. I do not
>>have time to investigate what and where is going on. I use mod_python
>>with much more complicated code (internet shop, for example), and I
>>saw constant memory growth. Though it's small, as compared to the
>>total memory apache2 + mod_python3 take, that gives rise to somewhat
>>bad feeling. :)
>well, i'am using  python within much more complicated code too, in fact,
>that code is so complicated, that each time it is requested the memory
>usage of my apache is rising about 64kb. i'am using POST method to
>submit xml content and the code is called many times within one second.
Hmmm ... never noticed this before, looks like our app is doing the same ...

>are there other methods to get POSTed form data from within an mod_python 
>script than util.FieldStorage()?
util.FieldStorage is implemented in pure Python, so you can look at 
exactly what it does to either debug the memory growth or write your own 


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