memory leak or other problem

Adam Tkac atkac at
Tue Sep 11 11:02:12 UTC 2007

Andrew Armstrong napsal(a):
> I have a strange problem with my bind servers where the process runs 
> great until the memory usage gets very high. I am running CentOS 4.5 and 
> the latest version of Bind for that distribution bind-9.2.4-24. On one 
> of my servers there is not enough RAM in the system and about every 24 
> hours I have to restart the bind server. After I restart everything runs 
> great until I get to about 80% memory usage.
> The same problem happens on my other 2 servers but they have 2 and 4 GB 
> of memory so this takes much longer. When the memory usage gets to 
> around 80% or more the dns server stops responding and I get a 
> notification from my nagios monitoring system.
> Has anybody experienced this and if so what have you done to fix it? I 
> would like to just let these servers run and not have to worry about 
> them. I do realize I could just restart them every day but this is only 
> gonna work as long as they don't have to be restarted more then once a 
> day which for now is ok. I would like to find a more permanent solution 
> and more insight into what is causing this.
> Thanks for any help. I searched google long and hard and have not found 
> anything that really helped.
Best should be fill bug report to your OS vendor. He will investigate if 
this is known issue and tell you what will be done to fix it.


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