Memory leak, or lazy garbage collector?

Michael Thomas mike at
Thu May 15 13:45:36 PDT 1997

Gary Howland writes:
 > Hi,
 > I have had a kaffe server running for some days now, and it is now 18 megs 
 > big.  The perl equivalents of this program never got this big (and the
 > size of our perl servers were the reason we ported them to Java!).

   A better question to ask first is whether
kaffe, like emacs, never gives back memory to the
system once it's been allocated. There are pluses
and minuses to that strategy, but maybe what
you're seeing is, essentially, the highwater mark
of the memory allocator.


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