Topic: Memory Consumption


I've recently deployed an app that is having some serious memory consumption issue.  Dropping mongrels quite frequently when the threshold is met. 

Initially, we chalked this problem up to RMagick (I know, I know, but we needed watermarking).  We quickly optimized things so all images were only processed once then neatly stored in their own folder.  When an image is requested, we confirm that it doesn't exist before processing it.  Been tested, and this is working as it should.

According to some memory profiling we've done, there are a couple of key pages that are creating large amounts of strings that are not being reclaimed. 

Has anyone ever experienced issues similar to this?