Author meador.inge
Recipients Trundle, dmalcolm, meador.inge, ncoghlan, neologix, pitrou, tim.peters, vstinner
Date 2011-12-06.23:41:41
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I looked at the 'ctypes' "leak" a bit.  I haven't determined exactly what
is going on, but the leak has something to do with a change in the patch that
runs 'dash_R_cleanup' twice instead of once.  The new behavior can be reduced
to something like:

   import sys, ctypes, gc

   ctypes._reset_cache()
   gc.collect()

   for i in range(0, 5):
       ctypes._reset_cache()
       gc.collect()
       print("%d: start refs = %s" % (i, sys.gettotalrefcount()))
       proto = ctypes.CFUNCTYPE(ctypes.POINTER(ctypes.c_char))
       ctypes._reset_cache()
       gc.collect()
       print("%d: after refs = %s" % (i, sys.gettotalrefcount()))

which prints:

   0: start refs = 71395
   0: after refs = 71462
   1: start refs = 71463
   1: after refs = 71493
   2: start refs = 71465
   2: after refs = 71494
   3: start refs = 71465
   3: after refs = 71494
   4: start refs = 71465
   4: after refs = 71494

Note that the start/after refs converge on a difference of 29 references.

The existing version 'regrtest.py' does something like:

   import sys, ctypes, gc

   ctypes._reset_cache()
   gc.collect()

   for i in range(0, 5):
       print("%d: start refs = %s" % (i, sys.gettotalrefcount()))
       proto = ctypes.CFUNCTYPE(ctypes.POINTER(ctypes.c_char))
       ctypes._reset_cache()
       gc.collect()
       print("%d: after refs = %s" % (i, sys.gettotalrefcount()))

which prints:

   0: start refs = 71391
   0: after refs = 71458
   1: start refs = 71458
   1: after refs = 71489
   2: start refs = 71489
   2: after refs = 71490
   3: start refs = 71490
   3: after refs = 71490
   4: start refs = 71490
   4: after refs = 71490

This one converges on a difference of zero.

So, I am not sure whether there really is a leak, if this is just
a very senstive area of 'regrtest.py', or something else I am missing.
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