Taming Go’s Memory Usage, or How We Avoided Rewriting Our Client in Rust — Akita Software

This blog post is about the 25 days Mark Gritter spent in the depths of despair and the details of Go memory management to save us from having to rewrite our client in Rust. This post details Mark's lessons and main takeways.

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Hasnain says:

Great read on profiling and chasing down every last bit of unexpected memory usage.

“While the results we achieved are not as good as a complete rewrite in a language that lets us account for every byte, they are a huge improvement over the previous behavior. We feel that careful attention to memory usage is an important skill for systems programming, even in garbage-collected languages.”

Posted on 2021-09-22T05:46:36+0000