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Re: Mirror programs

On Tue, 31 Oct 1995 Dirk.Eddelbuettel@qed.econ.queensu.ca wrote:

>   Ian> * Does it consume huge amounts of system resources ?
> As emacs or gcc.

I use mirror-2.3 for over a year now, and while it works very well for 
me, my experience with resource consumption is a little bit different. On 
my computer mirror keeps consuming more and more memory during the 
transfer. When I mirror a linux distribution for the first time, mirror 
needs huge amounts of swap space (more than 60 MBytes, I can not say 
exactly how much, because mirror died before completing the task). This is 
not a real problem, because you can always run mirror again and eventually it 
will have completed, but I have to ulimit the memory available to mirror, 
to keep the system usable.

I would like to know if I am the only one with this experience, or if 
this is a memory leak in my Perl (4.036, from Slackware 2.2 or 2.3).

Harald Schueler
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