Garbage collection outside of request cycle?

Luke Melia luke at
Thu May 6 19:17:19 EDT 2010

On May 6, 2010, at 4:57 PM, Eric Wong wrote:

> I made this for one heavyweight app a while back.
> ==> big_app_gc.rb <==
> # This shouldn't hurt overall performance as long as the server cluster
> # is at <=50% CPU capacity, and improves the performance of most memory
> # intensive requests.  This serves to improve _client-visible_
> # performance (possibly at the cost of overall performance).

This is exactly the tradeoff I'm looking for. Our app has a large footprint.

Thanks for the quick response. I'll report back when I have some data.


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