Bug 10015 - ypserv memory leak?
ypserv memory leak?
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: ypserv (Show other bugs)
6.0
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Cristian Gafton
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Reported: 2000-03-06 15:35 EST by Juergen Heerdegen
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-05-19 08:03:46 EDT
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Description Juergen Heerdegen 2000-03-06 15:35:13 EST
After start up, ypserv seems to consume memory in ever increasing amounts.
After a while, it will take up so much memory that it and other services
will begin dying off.

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  PID USER     PRI  NI  SIZE  RSS SHARE STAT  LIB %CPU %MEM   TIME COMMAND
14119 root      11   0 17308  16M   496 S       0 10.3 13.5  43:59 ypserv

I'm told that ypserv should typically not take up more than about 2-3MB of
memory.
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2000-03-07 08:06:59 EST
Make sure that you the latest glibc, as there was memory leak in gethostbyname()
IIRC.

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