CGI's on a linux server
ambassador at fourthworld.com
Wed Mar 12 10:15:13 EDT 2008
Björnke von Gierke wrote:
> Yes start using "only" starts using the stack, but what makes you
> think the stack is not in memory while being in use?
> If you want to use stacks in cgi's, you need to make sure they all
> close before the cgi quits.
Anything in use is in memory, but a stack in use that has not been
opened is not listed among the openStacks (though of course it is listed
among the stacksInUse).
Moreover, just last night I was working on my CGI library and found that
it works well when my script uses "start using..." at the top with no
explicit "close stack..." or "stop using..." at the end. Running top
via telnet suggests that memory is reclaimed, and subsequent calls to
the CGI all work.
There are many differences between using the engine as a CGI and as a
normal GUI app, but at least in my tests on Linux at Dreamhost with v2.9
it seems that termination does the sort of memory cleanup we'd expect.
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