January 2012 Archives

Debugging Memory Use in Perl - Help!


Cross-posting this from a Stack Overflow Question asked by a colleague.

Some processes that run for multiple hours (ETL jobs) suddenly started consuming a lot more RAM than usual. Analysis of the changes in the relevant release is a slow and frustrating process. I am hoping to identify the culprit using more automated analysis.

Our live environment is perl 5.14 on Debian squeeze.

I have access to lots of OS X …

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