[reportlab-users] Generating huge reports and memory consumption

Alessandro Praduroux reportlab-users@reportlab.com
Sun, 12 Jan 2003 14:10:54 +0100

seems now memory is completely stable (better: fluctuates due to 
allocation/deallocation of the story, but this is normal :) ) with the same 
test script on my linux machine.

A big thank you, this patch contributes to another success story for 
I am migrating some business prints (from 5/6,000 pages up to 50,000) from a 
troublesome windows/msoffice based solution (the biggest problem was of 
course the use of MSOffice for those huge printouts) to a fast and reliable 
linux/python/reportlab solution, and this bug was the only big showstopper I 

I must say reportlab rules :))


On Sunday 12 January 2003 13:34, Robin Becker wrote:
> Thanks to Alessandro Praduroux's test script I think I have fixed up
> another leak in the implementation of _fp_str in the accelerator code in
> _rl_accel.c.
> Alessandro if you get a chance can you test this to see if it still
> leaks in your Linux version?
> Under windows I see the memory fluctuate, but no regular uptrend.

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