[Mageia-sysadm] Hobbit [367926] alamut.mageia.org:memory CRITICAL (RED)

Michael Scherer misc at zarb.org
Fri Jul 15 16:53:16 CEST 2011

Le mardi 12 juillet 2011 à 11:33 +0200, nicolas vigier a écrit :
> On Tue, 12 Jul 2011, root at mageia.org wrote:
> > red Tue Jul 12 09:18:32 CEST 2011 - Memory CRITICAL
> >    Memory              Used       Total  Percentage
> > &green Physical          11976M      12031M         99%
> > &red Actual            11859M      12031M         98%
> > &green Swap               5373M      12287M         43%
> All memory and swap was used on alamut today. That was because of a few
> viewvc.cgi process, taking a few gigabytes of memory each, using all
> memory available. So I restarted apache.

Technically, you can just kill viewvc process ( as this is fastcgi, they
are spawned on demand ).

There is a leak ( or just a huge cache, I am not sure ) in viewvc, I
thought it was fixed with limitation of items displayed, but it seems to
be more complex.

While this would not be a proper fix, maybe we could add a limit to the
number of client served by each process ?
Michael Scherer

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