Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 282051
[RHEL4] nscd: 6657 no more memory for database 'passwd'
Last modified: 2008-08-08 17:55:45 EDT
Description of problem:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
-> cat messages |grep nscd
Sep 2 20:40:31 mdoccn18 nscd: 6657 no more memory for database 'passwd'
Sep 3 20:40:32 mdoccn18 nscd: 6657 no more memory for database 'passwd'
Sep 4 20:40:33 mdoccn18 nscd: 6657 no more memory for database 'passwd'
Sep 5 20:40:23 mdoccn18 nscd: 6657 no more memory for database 'passwd'
Sep 6 20:40:24 mdoccn18 nscd: 6657 no more memory for database 'passwd'
-> nscd -g
0 server debug level
15d 0h 31m 4s server runtime
-1 current number of threads
32 maximum number of threads
0 number of times clients had to wait
no paranoia mode enabled
3600 restart internal
yes cache is enabled
yes cache is persistent
yes cache is shared
211 suggested size
216064 total data pool size
2304 used data pool size
600 seconds time to live for positive entries
20 seconds time to live for negative entries
1301 cache hits on positive entries
0 cache hits on negative entries
97528 cache misses on positive entries
79 cache misses on negative entries
1% cache hit rate
24 current number of cached values
1913 maximum number of cached values
17 maximum chain length searched
0 number of delays on rdlock
0 number of delays on wrlock
0 memory allocations failed
yes check /etc/passwd for changes
Changing bug component to glibc. This bug is about nscd, but there is no nscd
component in bugzilla. It appears nscd is being built from the glibc source rpm.#
RHEL4.2 is very old, there have been about 18 important nscd bugfixes since then
in RHEL4 updates, several of them dealt with nscd database growing.
Please retry with RHEL4.5 or RHEL4.6 beta nscd (2.3.4-2.36 or 2.3.4-2.38).
No reaction in almost a year. Closing as CURRENTRELEASE.