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Re: Memory issue with Hash

by zentara (Archbishop)
on Dec 02, 2012 at 11:40 UTC ( #1006709=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Memory issue with Hash

If you really need to reclaim memory from a big hash, fork off the code, and let the fork do the work. When the fork's pid is terminated, all memory will be returned to the OS. It is a little more complicated to fork things off, but you get complete control over memory being returned.

See Parallel::ForkManager and IO::Pipe for some helpful modules.

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