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Re: Memory leak remains in 1.6.3?

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Jun 2009 18:34:38 +0200

Todd C. Gleason wrote:
>> -----Original Message----- From: Stefan Küng
>> [mailto:tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com] Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2009 10:19
>> AM To: users_at_tortoisesvn.tigris.org Subject: Re: Memory leak
>> remains in 1.6.3?
>>
>> Andy Levy wrote:
>>
>>>> But anyway: the memory consumption is inside the svn library so
>>>> you should report this to the svn mailing list.
>>>>
>>>> Just try $ svn lock --targets
>>>> path/to/textfile/containingAllPathsToLock
>>>>
>>>> and check the memory use of the CL client.
>>> Confirmed with 1.6.2 (haven't upgraded to 1.6.3 yet), BUT there
>>> is a major difference here - when the CL client finishes the
>>> locks, it releases the memory and terminates within 2 seconds.
>>> When I use TSVN, TortoiseProc.exe remains in the process list
>>> after I close the window and the memory is not released.
>> That's because the CLI is single threaded (it has only one thread)
>> and therefore can use a mutex-less memory allocator. TSVN uses
>> multiple threads and has to use a memory allocator which uses
>> mutexes. And those are much slower.
>
> Are you saying the lock operation is still going on in the background
> after the window is closed? Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought
> most TSVN windows did not allow you to close them until the operation
> was done (like the "OK" would be grayed out).
>
> So at what point should the user expect TortoiseProc.exe to close?

When you close a TSVN dialog, the dialog itself is destroyed. But then
before the process ends the system frees up all the memory (all the
class deconstructors are called - that's where the memory is freed).

Stefan

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