[Sugar-devel] Memory leak in Sugar -- how to dump Py data structures?

Tim McNamara paperless at timmcnamara.co.nz
Thu Oct 7 16:01:58 EDT 2010

On 8 October 2010 03:34, Martin Langhoff <martin.langhoff at gmail.com> wrote:

> See http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/10386 for details. The sugar-session
> process in 10.1.2 grows slowly...
> There's some form of leak somewhere. Maybe we are triggerin a real
> python leak, maybe we have reference loops. How do we trace this?

This post seems pretty good [1]. It cites a tool that creates an object
graph that visually represents what is happening in memory.[2]

[1] http://www.lshift.net/blog/2008/11/14/tracing-python-memory-leaks
[2] http://mg.pov.lt/blog/python-object-graphs.html
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