[Numpy-tickets] [NumPy] #602: Memory leak in ufunc_update_use_defaults

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Sun Oct 28 16:36:48 CDT 2007

#602: Memory leak in ufunc_update_use_defaults
 Reporter:  langner     |       Owner:  somebody                            
     Type:  defect      |      Status:  new                                 
 Priority:  normal      |   Milestone:  1.0.4                               
Component:  numpy.core  |     Version:  devel                               
 Severity:  normal      |    Keywords:  memory leak, array formatting, float
 A missing Py_DECREF(errobj) in ufunc_update_use_defaults (ufuncobject.c)
 causes references to cumulate and memory to leak. The function is called
 by ufunc_seterr, which is called for instance when formatting float arrays
 (from the method FloatFormat.fillFormat). Resident process memory grows
 rapidly due to this, for instance in the loop:

 while True:
     s = numpy.array([1.0]).__str__()

 Patch for r4210 of trunk/numpy/core/src/ufuncobject.c:
 >     Py_DECREF(errobj);

 This has been discussed on the list:
 discussion/2007-October/029667.html http://projects.scipy.org/pipermail

Ticket URL: <http://scipy.org/scipy/numpy/ticket/602>
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