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Re^2: Parallel::Forkmanager and large hash, running out of memory
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Oh -- so you're not processing a single file at once -- that's what I took away from your OP. My mistake.
If you're loading stuff into a hash, and *that's* overflowing memory, then it sounds like you'll need another approach, and the one that comes to mind right away is to use a database.
Alex / talexb / Toronto
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