(Kroeger Simon (ext)) #1


perhaps that's a passable way. I would prefer getting rid
of the references somehow and let GC do the work. But if
we can't manage that...



> So I have to think about another way...

fork - and do work in multiple processes. all memory is
freed when the
process exits. ipc is trivial in ruby using local drb
objects. i use this
alot for that

it's designed so the child cannot, under any circumstances,
outlive the parent
- so no zombies. the children (slaves) can be killed if
needed though.

another option is mmap. guy's mmap interface can save on
memory big time if
you're eating it up reading files...



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