Memory leaks and Python 2.2c1 (fwd)

mike wolman
Tue, 18 Dec 2001 01:06:32 +0000 (GMT)

> md foo
> dd if=/dev/zero of=foo/zeroes bs=16k count=8192
> rdiff-backup foo foo2

This runs fine on the machine holding all the backups,
consumed about 6meg throughout -
however this is the machine were the memory problems occur and it is
running Python 2.2c1-
When doing a remote backup and i watch top
rdiff-backup munches memory depending upon the current file it is
downloading, once the file has been fully downloaded it writes it out
and its memory usages goes back to about 6 meg.

I noticed that the client machine (the one runnig rdiff-backup -s)
was running python 2.2a3 but again this also only used up about 6 meg
throughout a backup and runnig your above test.
I am just rebuilding python on the machine to be backed up
now, and will try to backup the large files again,

could this problem have some interaction with ssh
and remote backups?