[paludis-user] instruo gives errors

denisgolovan denisgolovan at yandex.ru
Wed May 13 17:36:01 UTC 2009

It's my own home server. It has 1.7Gb RAM and 786Mb swap.

13.05.09, 20:57, "Ciaran McCreesh" <ciaran.mccreesh at googlemail.com>:

> On Wed, 13 May 2009 20:38:50 +0400
> denisgolovan <denisgolovan at yandex.ru> wrote:
> > Sometimes I have strange memory problems when using instruo to
> > rebuild metadata caches for all my repositories (22 repositories for
> > now). Suddenly I have a lot of errors like following in my log file
> > and my swap becomes full. Memory leak is here?
> How much memory do you have?
> Once we've loaded or generated metadata, we keep it in memory
> indefinitely for performance reasons. The upshot of this is, if you're
> generating lots of metadata for huge repositories, we use a lot of RAM.
> That's a design decision -- the assumption is, instruo will only be run
> for huge repositories on big central servers where it's not an issue,
> so we've never bothered to add in special behaviour for 'forgetting'
> things we've read. If there are places where this isn't the case, we
> need to either make instruo smarter or determine whether instruo is the
> correct tool for the job.
> -- 
> Ciaran McCreesh

Denis Golovan aka MageSlayer

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