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On 4/29/07, Roger D Vargas <> wrote:
I have found a weird problem while writing my server.
If I repeatedly execute the string "a=math.random(1,20)" in my embedded
interpreter, when I stop the host I got a crash with a lot of glibc
errors. If I replace the code by "math.random(1,20)" no problems occurs.
Is there any way to destroy variables used in an script when I dont need
them anymore?

Is this on some low-memory device?  I wonder if it is possible that
you are allocating memory faster than the garbage collector can
reclaim it.  Although I wouldn't expect  "a=math.random(1,20)" and
"math.random(1,20)" to be significantly different as far as memory
allocation is concerned.

Zachary P. Landau <>