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Bug 5170 - syslogd leaks memory
syslogd leaks memory
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: sysklogd (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-09-16 17:06 EDT by jjs
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-09-17 10:30:22 EDT
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Description jjs 1999-09-16 17:06:42 EDT
Sometimes I see syslogd process which has grown very big.
It might have RSS size of about 90MB. Normally syslogd's RSS
size is about 1MB.

I am using syslogd to save logs from few routers to files.
(-r option enabled in startup script)
I receive about 10MB of log per day. I have to restart
syslogd about every two weeks (when it takes about 90MB of
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-09-17 10:30:59 EDT
Upgrade to the latest glibc from Raw Hide, or turn off
nis & nisplus in /etc/nsswitch.conf.

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