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Re^4: Timing of garbage collection

by zwon (Abbot)
on Jan 19, 2013 at 06:00 UTC ( #1014172=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^3: Timing of garbage collection
in thread Timing of garbage collection

It doesn't depend on Perl version, it depends on malloc implementation.

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Re^5: Timing of garbage collection
by flexvault (Monsignor) on Jan 19, 2013 at 15:08 UTC

    Under Debian Linux the real memory was returned to the system, but under AIX 5.2, the real memory increased after the 'undef $x;'. I used

    `ps -o "rssize" -p $$`

    to determine the real memory used. So it looks like it is system dependent code as zwon pointed out.

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