[Twisted-web] Finding memory leaks in Nevow/Twisted

Phil Christensen phil at bubblehouse.org
Tue Dec 16 10:23:16 EST 2008

On Dec 16, 2008, at 10:07 AM, Abdul-Wahid Paterson wrote:
> I have managed to write my nevow/twisted site. I am using a lot of  
> Athena elements on my site and they are all working well from a  
> functional point of view. However, the Athena elements are eating up  
> RAM and as I leave things running the Twisted process slowly  
> consumes more and more RAM until the process dies.

The first thing would be to check that you're running at least Python  
2.5. Previous versions have garbage collection problems on long- 
running apps like a Twisted web app.

Athena-based apps should not inherently leak memory, but adding leaks  
of your own creation isn't too hard ;-)

If you are running 2.5 or later, you should try to reduce your app to  
the smallest possible test version that demonstrates the leak, and  
someone here can probably be of more help.


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