why don't named process work when memory utilize exceed 2G?

Mark Andrews Mark_Andrews at isc.org
Thu Jun 1 23:58:01 UTC 2006

> My DNS server is used SUN E2900 and OS is Solaris 2.9.Bind release is 
> 9.2.3.When memory utilize exceed 2G,DNS server failed,but SUN E2900 had 32G 
> memory?

	All I can presume is that it was built as a 32 bit process not
	a 64 bit process.

	You can rebuild as a 64 bit process.

	You can add limits to named.conf to stop named reaching 2G
	assuming that this is a caching server.  For a authoritative
	server it needs as much memory as it requests.

Mark Andrews, ISC
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