Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 180072
yum uses half a gigabyte of ram
Last modified: 2014-01-21 17:53:28 EST
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Description of problem:
Something is wrong here.
At the moment, I have 600 megs of free ram, no swap is in use.
If I run yum -y upgrade, swap starts being used, and I have 11 megs of physical ram left.
Strangely, top does not show yum using this memory, but when I kill yum, memory usage goes back to normal. Weird.
yum also makes the cpu go into throttling mode, with lots of threshold warnings from the kernel.
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*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 179547 ***