Memory leak problem


#1

I have a txt file with some data that i need to import to de database.
I’m using ruby to import those data but i have a major problem, when i
've
a large amount of data i run out of memory.

File.open("#{RAILS_ROOT}/public/files/Neighborsville.TXT").each() do
|line|
@stringArray = line.split("|")
@i += 1
puts @i
@pid = @stringArray[0]
@chain_id = @stringArray[1]
@business = Business.find_by_pid_and_chain_id(@pid,@chain_id);
#Check PID + CHAIN_ID
@business.pid = @stringArray[0]
@business.chain_id = @stringArray[1]
@business.cityname = @stringArray[17]
@business.state = @stringArray[18]
@business.business =
Business.find_by_pid_and_chain_id(@pid,@chain_id);
@business.city = City.new
@business.business_category = get_category_id(@stringArray[40])
@business.address = @stringArray[8] +" “+ @stringArray[9] +”
“+ @stringArray[10]+” “+ @stringArray[11] +” “+@stringArray[12]+”
“+@stringArray[13]+” "+@stringArray[14]
if @chain_id == nil
@chain_id = “”
end
business.save
end
end

I belive that ruby use in every cycle of the do new blocks of memories
por my instances
of Business. Can someone help me please?

Thanks,

Elioncho


#2

Probably not related, but should business.save at the end there be
@business.save?