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Re: [soaplite] Abnormal Memory usage while sending attachments

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  • Byrne Reese
    Thanks for the thoughtful reply. This issue is being tracked in the bud database, and I will see what I can negotiate with the LWP maintainers. As for
    Message 1 of 3 , Jan 29, 2004
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      Thanks for the thoughtful reply. This issue is being tracked in the bud
      database, and I will see what I can negotiate with the LWP maintainers. As
      for SOAP::Lite, we should do what we can to address stuff there as best we
      can.

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      > Chetan Lalye wrote:
      > < Hi
      > <
      > < I'm using the following code to test attachments.Everything works as
      > < expected and I can save the attachment on the server side but during the
      > < invocation, the memory usage of the perl process shoots upto 600 MB !!
      > < The attachment file is only 30 MB.
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      > Unfortunately, the problem is less with SOAP::Lite than with LWP, the
      > package
      > that SOAP::Lite uses for HTTP transport. Unless a message is assembled in
      > a
      > particular way, HTTP::Request and LWP::UserAgent end up creating the
      > entire
      > message as an in-memory string, and if there is any redirection or
      > authentication done in the communications, there could be multiple copies
      > created on the Perl interpreter's heap. It's very likely that SOAP::Lite
      > compounds the issue with it's own object memory requirements, since a lot
      > of
      > values have to be created in the process of producing the final message.
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      > There's not really anything that can be done about this, at least not for
      > now.
      >
      > Randy
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      ^byrne :/
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