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Feature #15667

Introduce malloc_trim(0) in full gc cycles

Added by sam.saffron (Sam Saffron) 5 days ago. Updated 5 days ago.

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Open
Priority:
Normal
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Target version:
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[ruby-core:91837]

Description

Per Hongli's excellent article it looks like malloc_trim can help tremendously with memory bloat issues.

https://www.joyfulbikeshedding.com/blog/2019-03-14-what-causes-ruby-memory-bloat.html#a-magic-trick-trimming

I would like to get this patch tested side-by-side at Discourse, GitHub and Shopify. If it looks good I think this is both a great candidate for 2.7 and and 2.4,2.5,2.6 backports.

Will coordinate with Shopify and GitHub to see if we can get numbers posted here, I will run tests on a live Discourse instance over the next week and report numbers here.

Koichi, what are your thoughts, to me this looks like an incredibly safe patch, the amount of work added to major GCs is tiny compared to the potential benefit, walking all pages is a very cheap operation.


Related issues

Related to Ruby trunk - Feature #14759: [PATCH] set M_ARENA_MAX for glibc mallocOpenActions

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