cext: fix memory leak in phases computation
Without this a buffer whose size in bytes is the number of
changesets in the repository is leaked each time the repository is
opened and changeset phases are computed.
Impact: the current code in hgwebdir creates a new localrepository
instance for each HTTP request. Since any pull or push is made of several
requests, a team of 100 people can easily produce thousands of such
requests per day.
Being a low-level malloc, this leak can't be seen with the gc module and
tools relying on that, but was spotted by valgrind immediately.
for i in range(cl_args.iterations): repo = hg.repository(baseui, repo_path) rev = repo.revs(rev).first() ctx = repo[rev] del ctx del repo # avoid any pollution by other type of leak # (that should be fixed in 5.8) repoview._filteredrepotypes.clear() gc.collect()
Resident Set Size (RSS), taken on a clone of
mozilla-central for performance analysis (440 000
5.8+hg19.5ac0f2a8ba72 1000 iterations: 1606MB 5.8+hg19.5ac0f2a8ba72 10000 iterations: 5723MB
5.8+hg20.e2084d39e145 1000 iterations: 555MB 5.8+hg20.e2084d39e145 10000 iterations: 555MB (double checked, not a copy/paste error)
(e2084d39e14 is the present changeset, before amendment
of the message to add the measurements)