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Posted on 2004-08-31
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I have this Windows Service running 24 / 7 (of course).

It seems to always be consuming more and more amounts of RAM as it runs.

How can I tell a memory leak versus normal operation?
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Actually...I watched it a little while longer and the memory usage went down about 1,000 K or so.

So, I guess memory is released from time to time as the service runs.
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the garbage collection takes care of releasing objects, but you never know when that's going to happen.
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So under the GC....are "memory leaks" even possible?
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it's not supposed to happen, but i had a windows service that ended up consuming over 1 Gig of ram and eventually crashed the server. i traced through every line, and couldn't find why all that ram was being used up. it used a lot of file streams, but i used a "using" block for each of them.

how much ram is it using? anything between 20 - 70 mb is normal.
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Definitely between 20 and 70 MB.
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