Out of Memory and BIND-9.2.1

phn at icke-reklam.ipsec.nu phn at icke-reklam.ipsec.nu
Sun Jun 2 20:20:20 UTC 2002

arinahofmann at netscape.net wrote:
> Hi,

> I just have installed bind-9.2.1 as secondary and wanted to test it with 1 very large zone file (15 Mio. lines). It needs approx. 1.2 GB Memory.

> When doing a Zonetransfer from the primary the transfer stops at 2 GB memory with the following message:
> Jun 02 09:50:06.314 xfer-in: error: transfer of 'arina-test.com/IN' from failed while receiving responses: out of memory
> Jun 02 09:50:06.315 xfer-in: info: transfer of 'arina-test.com/IN' from end of transfer

> The server has 4 GB:
> Memory: 4096M real, 1534M free, 2167M swap in use, 6167M swap free

> In named.conf I already have set:
> options {
>        datasize                4g;

> Does anybody know is bind-9.2.1 is limited to 2GB memory, is it a bug or feature? Does anybody has an idea to solve that problem?

You did not tell us what kind of machine you are using.  

32bit machines would have trouble with anything above 2G ...

> Thanks
> Arina

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