Memory Leak with multiple cerebros
I got a memory leak somewhere and not familiar to find it in python, so trying to narrow it down.
To state that from the beginning I don't think this is caused by bt but my own stupidity.
What I do in a nutshell (code probably not runnable)
import backtrader as bt def run(strategy, dataframe): cerebro = bt.Cerebro() cerebro.addststrategy(strategy) cerebro.adddata(dataframe) cerebro.run() cerebro.plot() strats=[Strat1, Strat2] # there are more and also different configurations, but tried to keep it simple data = loadData for s in strats: run(s, data)
I'm also adding analysizer and writer if that makes a difference.
I did not yet digg deep enough into the internals but read something about singletons, is that an issue?
Is it discouraged to run multiple times like that?
If this is documented could you point me to it? (I looked for it a like an hour but couldn't find it)
Has the runonce constructor parameter something todo with it?(tryed but made no difference)
Memory consumption curve over multiple runs
I would also be happy with an confirmation (if this is the ase) like:
"Nope you can do it like this. Memory shouldn't look like this, you f*cked up somewhere else"
cerebro.run( exactBars = -1)
Just because I forgot it in the main thread:
Hi to the developer and a big thank you. You created something that is really great and that many will never achieve in their live. You did something to help a lot of people and brought it onto a level that can be used on a production level. If anyhow possible I would like not only keep it at warm words but buy you a coffee or something. Just point me in the direction.
My current assumption is that it is the cerebro.plot() which causes the potential memory leak.
So my humble opinion is that there is a circular references to the data somewhere, which hinders the garbage collector to clean it up.
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@kjiessar how the memory consumption changes without plotting?
Hi sorry for not providing that:
Mhh maybe not the only issue I'm facing. Still continiously growing.
My current workaround:
results =  with Pool(multiprocessing.cpu_count, maxtasksperchild=1) as pool: result =pool.apply_async(run) results.append(result) [result.wait() for result in results] pool.close() pool.join()
Another thing I forgot ( sorry it's hard to find the relevant parts here) is that I'm saving the plots:
def saveplots(strats, numfigs=1, iplot=True, start=None, end=None, width=640, height=360, dpi=300, use=None, file_path = '', **kwargs): plotter = plot.Plot(**kwargs) figs =  for stratlist in strats: for si, strat in enumerate(stratlist): rfig = plotter.plot(strat, figid=si * 100, numfigs=numfigs, iplot=iplot, start=start, end=end, use=use, width=width, height=height, dpi=dpi, constrained_layout=True, ) figs.append(rfig) for fig in figs: for f in fig: f.savefig(file_path, dpi=dpi, width=width, height=height, bbox_inches='tight', )
I tried a lot like f.clf() and so on but nothing seemed to help.
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with Pool(multiprocessing.cpu_count, maxtasksperchild=1) as pool:
Long ago I had the same issue when
optstrategywas used with multiple strategies ( in which case Cerebro will use the multiprocessing
Ended up changing the
Pool.imapparameters to use
chunksize=. See more here: