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Discussion on: Sidekiq Memory Issues?

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Elliott McNary Author • Edited on

Thanks Christina! I'd actually found that and forgot to mention I implemented it.

After a bit more research I found it interesting how Sidekiq/Ruby handles memory (I'm a RoR newb). I noticed when Sidekiq finished a job that the memory did not get released back to the OS. And I subsequently learned that it just releases it back to Ruby. The process then just slowly increments its memory over time and blows the gasket on my dynos unless I kill them.

I've ended up implementing and it's working great! I haven't noticed any side effects, but my community is in its infant stages right now so I'm keeping a close eye on it.