How to get memory statistics?

Tony Finch dot at
Thu Feb 15 12:47:06 UTC 2018

John Horne <john.horne at> wrote:
> Running BIND 9.9.4, we have set the 'memstatistics-file' option in our named
> config file. My understanding is that memory stats will be dumped to this file
> when named exits. However, no such file is created (having stopped and started
> named a few times).

Did you also set `memstatistics yes` or start `named` with `-m record` ?

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