Vinny Abello wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: JINMEI Tatuya / 神明達哉 []
>> Sent: Thursday, August 07, 2008 12:38 AM
>> To: Vinny Abello
>> Cc:
>> Subject: Re: dnsperf and BIND memory consumption
>> At Thu, 7 Aug 2008 00:26:04 -0400,
>> Vinny Abello wrote:
>>> Huh... maybe I was right in the first place. I left dnsperf running
>>> and named ran out of memory. In my syslog I had a lot of these
>>> swap_pager_getswapspace failed messages followed by named finally
>>> dying (again, FreeBSD 7.0 STABLE AMD64, 4GB of RAM and the only
>>> software running is really BIND).

>> Quick questions: did you enable threads? If so, does that change if
>> you disable threads? We've heard a similar report on a beta version
>> of 9.5.0 for FreeBSD, which reportedly only happened with enabling
>> threads (and only happened with 9.5, not 9.4). I've tried to
>> reproduce it with a mostly equivalent setting of OS/hardware, but
>> never succeeded in seeing it by myself.

> Yes, threads are enabled. I can try it with threads disabled and see

if there is a difference. This is just a stock FreeBSD 7.0 system with
BIND 9.5.0-P2 from ports. I'm not doing anything weird that I know of.
Again, it also seems to happen on Windows, but as I understand, the ISC
provided binary kit for Windows is threaded also, correct? I guess that
could be the key. I will recompile without threads now and retest.

In the case of Windows it cannot be built without threads. This was a
deliberate design decision since there are parts of the code
particularly the IOCP code that would just not work without threads.

> -Vinny