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#1419 ✓resolved

MASSIVE memory leak in AssetTag

Reported by aaronbatalion | November 19th, 2008 @ 07:07 PM

Every time you use a asset tag helper referencing a new asset url, references to the controller/template objects are stored in the AssetTag::Cache and never released.

If you render thousands of 3rd party images on your site, each image_tag call creates a hard reference in the AssetTag::Cache, which in turn references the controller/template, not allowing anything created in that request to leave scope, hence you have a massive memory leak.

The objects are cached b/c of filesystem access to determine the modified source string. E.g. "foo" -> "/stylesheets/foo.css"

The attached patch solves the issue by caching only the modified source strings, which is similar to the previous implementation, with a further optimization of caching only asset paths that are relative.

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