jeffthewookiee has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
Seeking knowledge on a solution/approach to the following problem:
Have a large Catalyst Webapp that runs in FastCGI mode on our web servers. Over the course of a couple weeks, the Perl/fcgi processes grow slowly larger and larger until they overwhelm the memory resources of the server.
It's generally thought it's a problem with a memory leak, although it just seems to me that the processes are living a long time and never releasing memory back to the system.
Does anyone else have experience dealing with this kind of problem? What's the best approach?