Re: Growing RAM usage by SQUID

From: John Sloan <>
Date: Mon, 15 Dec 1997 17:44:41 +0000 (GMT)

On Tue, 9 Dec 1997 wrote:

> >>>>> "John" == John Sloan <> writes:
> John> Yes, this is Solaris 2.5.1. What do you think the problem might be?
> If you link in -lmalloc, you're toast. The malloc() in libmalloc is broken
> beyond repair.
> Use GNU malloc - you won't have mallinfo() and friends, but it'll be much
> faster and won't leak memory (well, not as much, anyway... did we finally
> catch the last of the leaks?)

Just to report that memory useage with GNU malloc is significantly down.
I don't buy the leak theory, but I suspect the pattern of allocation is
causing significantly more fragmentation with the standard malloc.

Received on Mon Dec 15 1997 - 08:48:34 MST

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