Issue #14320 has been reported by normalperson (Eric Wong).

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Feature #14320: [PATCH] open-uri: clear string after buffering
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/14320

* Author: normalperson (Eric Wong)
* Status: Open
* Priority: Normal
* Assignee: 
* Target version: 
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open-uri: clear string after buffering

Since r58846 (in Ruby 2.5), it is safe to clear the string
yielded to Net::HTTPResponse#read_body methods.  This
reduces malloc garbage (anonymous RSS) using the Linux-only
script below:

before:  user     system      total        real
      0.030000   0.250000   0.280000 (  0.280511)
    RssAnon:       60240 kB

 after:  user     system      total        real
      0.050000   0.223333   0.273333 (  0.273118)
    RssAnon:        6676 kB

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  # warning this script requires 1G free space for buffering
require 'open-uri'
require 'socket'
require 'benchmark'

s = TCPServer.new('127.0.0.1', 0)
len = 1024 * 1024 * 1024
buf = ((0..255).map(&:chr).join * 128)
nr = len / buf.size
pid = fork do
  c = s.accept
  c.readpartial(16384).clear
  c.write("HTTP/1.1 200 OK\r\n" \
	  "Content-Length: #{len}\r\n" \
	  "Content-Type: application/octet-stream\r\n" \
	  "\r\n")
  buf.freeze # speeds up IO#write slightly
  nr.times { c.write(buf) }
  c.close
end

addr = s.addr
open("http://#{addr[3]}:#{addr[1]}/", "rb") do |fp|
  bm = Benchmark.measure do
    while fp.read(16384, buf)
    end
  end
  puts bm
end
puts File.readlines("/proc/#$$/status").grep(/RssAnon/)[0]
Process.waitpid2(pid)
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* lib/open-uri.rb: clear string yielded by Net::HTTPResponse#read_body


---Files--------------------------------
0001-open-uri-clear-string-after-buffering.patch (1.89 KB)


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