Re: memory usage

From: A. Rytsola <>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 1997 22:06:32 -0400

> The only problem I have is that sometimes, (2-3 times/month) in a couple
> of minutes, the memory used by squid is increasing very rapidly and
> Squid terninates. (FATAL: xmalloc: Unable to allocate XXXX bytes!)
> To increase vm.maxdsize even more does not help.

        Well, I have something like that one...
        Having two PPRO200 machines with 8 GB disk and 192 MB memory,
        both motherboards are from Tyan.

        One of the squids (1.1.15) dies about once a day, usually
        at the peek hours, with xmalloc: Unable to
        allocate 4096 bytes (not much :) ).

        The squid processes use about 130 Megs of memory (by top).
        The load is balanced, and the other (which won't die)
        has some other programs (like sendmail) running too.

        Both are FreeBSD 2.2.2, and squid compiled with DL-Malloc.
        Both machines using the same binaries for kernel, squid and
        all other squid executables.

        According to vmstat there's really no swapping at all,
        page faults is only like 3 or 4 when squid dies.
        I'm a bit lost in here .. :)

                                Antti Rytsola
Received on Mon Aug 25 1997 - 12:29:31 MDT

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