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Re: Avoiding Out of Memory Problem

by FitTrend (Pilgrim)
on Mar 17, 2005 at 21:54 UTC ( #440558=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Avoiding Out of Memory Problem

Good point. However, if disk IO and/or time to complete the task is the issue, you may want to consider a hybrid system that processes larger files differently. You would need to find out what the sweet spot is to determine a large file from a small file. Then its simply a matter of stating the file size to determine which method to process it.

I too have a program that collects statistics and stores them into a hash. However, I routinely write the data to the hard drive on a set interval to avoid running out of memory. Based on what I've learned from my experiment, your hashes must be quite large to suck the memory from a machine.

This of course depends on your ultimate goal for your application.

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