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Massive allocations with with CFString while writing to NSOutputStream in iOS

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I have problem with large number of allocations while writing to NSOutputStream. I am using few classes together that are supposed to stream data from AudioUnit to remote server. Code below:


Data *data = [Data sharedData]; //it's shared data I use to store information for the final socket

intFromBuffer = audioBufferList->mBuffers[0].mData;
NSUInteger length = audioBufferList->mBuffers[0].mDataByteSize;

NSMutableData *dataOut = [[NSMutableData alloc] initWithCapacity:0];
[dataOut appendBytes:(const void *)intFromBuffer length:length * sizeof(SInt16)];

[data setOutput:dataOut]; //it writes data to the shared data

Data.m (for singleton)

@implementation Data
NSMutableData *output;
NSMutableData *input;

@synthesize output;
@synthesize input;

+(id)sharedData {
static Data *sharedData = nil;

@synchronized(self) {
    if (sharedData == nil) {
        sharedData = [[self alloc] init];
    return sharedData;

-(void) setOutput:(NSMutableData*)outputt{
    output = outputt;

-(void) setInput:(NSMutableData*)inputt{
    input = inputt;



- (void) observeValueForKeyPath:(NSString*)keyPath ofObject:(id)object change:(NSDictionary*)change context:(void*)context {
if ([keyPath isEqualToString:@"output"]) {
    Data *data = [Data sharedData];
    [self writeOut:data.output];


- (void)writeOut:(NSString *)s {
    NSString *dataTo = [NSString stringWithFormat:@"%@\n", s];
    NSData *data = [[NSData alloc] initWithData:[dataTo dataUsingEncoding:NSASCIIStringEncoding]];
    [outputStream write:[data bytes] maxLength:[data length]];

Also NetworkCommunication is running in Network Thread in my app.

It generally creates great amount of data, which in 2,5 min was about 200 MB in virtual memory. I tried to simply pass stringWithFormat: directly to my writeOut: function however it gives nothing, not idea how to deal with it.

If someone asks why I use stringWithFormat, simply because I need to put \n for server to read the message.

Any help much appreciated.

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