What are possible reasons for memory consumption going up on stack that isn't doing much?

Tom Glod tom at makeshyft.com
Mon Jul 9 17:30:13 CEST 2018


Hey Bob....I rarely do anything without waiting 0 milliseconds. :P

On Mon, Jul 9, 2018 at 11:04 AM, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode <
use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:

> It may help to put a wait x milliseconds with messages in the repeat loop.
> This will give the engine a chance to do housecleaning.
>
> Bob S
>
>
> > On Jul 7, 2018, at 16:15 , Tom Glod via use-livecode <
> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> >
> > Hi folks,
> >
> > I have a stack that has 2 or 3 self perpetuating messages which do a few
> > checks and the like....they run every 250 milliseconds or so.
> >
> > There is no input data into the program unless I specifically send it
> there.
> >
> > but while my program is sitting there ....repeating its loops and checks
> > for incoming input ...... the memory consumption is steadily going up by
> .1
> > megabytes at a time.
> >
> > I have watched my global variables , there is nothing being added to them
> > and most handlers have local variables that clear out when the handler
> > finishes.
> >
> > This happens in IDE and standalone.
> >
> > This app is made to stay in memory so this is not acceptable, because
> after
> > 2 days it will get up to 2gb or whatever....so i cannot let this remain.
> >
> > maybe if i let it sit there it will eventually clear out ..but i haven't
> > seen that happen yet.
> >
> > I just don't know where to look.  maybe i just found a memory leak
> > ....Thanks for any input
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