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in reply to Re^2: Tracking down memory leaks
in thread Tracking down memory leaks

No, the memory is not freed. Perl keeps it as an optimization since you would need to allocate it again the next time this chunk of code runs. Of course that doesn't help you any if that code doesn't run again in your program... We have discussed this at length on the mod_perl list and it is covered in the mod_perl docs.