Note: "permalinks" may not be as permanent as we would like,
direct links of old sources may well be a few messages off.
Am Donnerstag, 13. Oktober 2005 19:25 schrieb Blake Atkins: > Hello list, > > I am experiencing a memory leak with SuSE SLES9 x86_64 kernel > 2.6.5-7.193-smp and a self-compiled DRBD 0.7.11. Slabtop shows "size-256" > growing at a rate of about 50MB an hour: > > 4200585 4200585 100% 0.25K 280039 15 1120156K size-256 > > After a few days of this, the server runs out of RAM and requires a reboot. > The problem only occurs on whichever node is currently primary and > continues to occur regardless of the state of the primary. I have not been > able to determine what is filling "size-256" and I think that would require > a new kernel with some expiremental slab debugging patches. I searched the > DRBD lists for memory leaks and all I discovered was the "bio" problem > which appears to have been solved in version 0.7.10. I would also expect > slabtop to show one of the bio pools as consuming the RAM instead of > "size-256" if I was experiencing the bio leak. I am also not certain that > DRBD is causing the leak but this problem does not occur on similar > hardware / software configurations that do not use DRBD. Has anyone > experienced anything similar? Is it possible to rule out DRBD as the cause > of the memory leak? > Sounds very unlikely to me that this might be related to DRBD. -Phil -- : Dipl-Ing Philipp Reisner Tel +43-1-8178292-50 : : LINBIT Information Technologies GmbH Fax +43-1-8178292-82 : : Schönbrunnerstr 244, 1120 Vienna, Austria http://www.linbit.com :