(Catching up an old issue....)

At Sat, 08 Dec 2007 22:40:14 +0100,
Attila Nagy wrote:

> I have a somewhat loaded caching only nameserver, running FreeBSD/amd64 7.0.
>
> I decided to try 9.5.0 just to see how well it goes, but it turned out
> that its memory usage grows endlessly (OK, limited by the total VM space .
>
> I see this in top (the usage grows nearly every seconds, the machine
> gets some thousands queries per sec):
> PID USERNAME THR PRI NICE SIZE RES STATE C TIME WCPU COMMAND
> 16969 bind 5 96 0 727M 723M select 0 8:51 68.12% named.950
>
> The relevant parts from the config (cache-size set to very low, just to
> demonstrate the problem):
> max-cache-size 32M;
> cleaning-interval 15;
>
> This is the case with and without ISC_USE_INTERNAL_MALLOC.
>
> With 9.4.2 the memory usage does not grow above a given size:
> 17727 bind 5 97 0 131M 111M select 0 11:14 11.08% named.942


If you have time, could you rebuild named as follows

% STD_CDEFINES='-DLRU_DEBUG' ./configure; make

and try again? This won't solve the problem, but provide more
detailed log messages tracking the memory usage of the cache. Make
sure threads are disabled (this debug feature is currently
thread-unsafe and trigger an assertion failure when used with multiple
threads).

Thanks,

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JINMEI, Tatuya
Internet Systems Consortium, Inc.