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Re: How to return unused memory to OS?

by chromatic (Archbishop)
on Jan 11, 2008 at 06:02 UTC ( #661808=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to How to return unused memory to OS?

Is there anyway out make to return that unused memory to OS?

Write your own malloc() and configure Perl to use that. It's not impossible, but there are a lot of niggly little bookkeeping details, especially if you want to avoid fragmentation.

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