in reply to Re: Re: A (memory) poor man's hash
in thread A (memory) poor man's <strike>hash</strike> lookup table.

...(though it will reuse that memory for other things). This is particularly a problem for mod_perl, where the process...

One approach that I always use when a request is going to be quite resource consuming, is to let the child process die after the request is served. You can do this with $r->child_terminate. The extra CPU for forking a new child process is a lot less than the CPU you would lose when the server starts swapping.