Hello,

On Thu, Jan 14, 2010 at 12:55:02AM +0900, Chuck Remes wrote:

>>> Does anyone have any suggestions on how to force these unused objects
>>> to get GC'ed? This program needs to run a long time so a memory leak
>>> is absolutely fatal.

(snip)

> I have a method that makes a function call on the COM object  
> (#request_data). When the function has data to return, it generates a  
> "DataResolved" event which triggers my callback which was registered  
> once at the beginning of execution. The callback calls #save and loops  
> through the collection and pulls some properties into a hash which then 
> gets inserted into mongodb. When the collection is exhausted, I go back 
> to #request_data and make another call on the COM object to request the 
> next batch.

How about calling GC.start before requesting the next batch?
# If you had used GC.start already, ignore this suggestion.

  Regards,
  Masaki Suketa