Archives Dec. 2, 2004

I believe this bug is driving me nutty (But at least I have a date for the staff Christmas party...)


Okay, so I have the bug isolated... sort-of. I have two test cases which differ solely by 1 call. In the one case, there's a memory leak (beyond the garbage created by the bisect oid store). In the other, there's none.

The problem is, I can't see any way for the leak ...

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Leaks in the test-suite (Bisect OID storage seems to create unreachable tuples...)


The most obvious leak in the test suite turns out to be limited to the bisect-based OID storage module. Nothing to do with the real-world system :( . Haven't been able to figure out how the garbage gets produced, the tuples are just part of a big list stored inside the Agent object. The Agent is ...

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Oh, yes, the memory-leak safari continues... (Just in case anyone cares...)


Tracking down the memory leak is not going well. So far each time I think I've isolated a test case that produces a leak it eventually stabilises at some memory level after an hour or two of operation.

There's something funky going on that I'm thinking may be a reference loop that ...

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Enlightened self interest (Why even bother trying to sleep... well... other than to let my hands rest... which isn't happening with all this blogging)


The tension between left and right can be thought of as a pull between collective idealism and individualism.

However, the philosophers of the right, in explaining how a society without left-wing thinkers would work (i.e. without anyone willing to do anything they don't want to do) tend to eventually come up with the ...

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