How to get memory statistics?

John Horne john.horne at
Thu Feb 15 13:59:53 UTC 2018

On Thu, 2018-02-15 at 12:47 +0000, Tony Finch wrote:
> 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` ?
No I did not. I have to admit that during my 'googling' I didn't come across
this option.
I have now set the option, and the memory stats file is produced when named

Thanks for the reply,


John Horne | Senior Operations Analyst | Technology and Information Services
University of Plymouth | Drake Circus | Plymouth | Devon | PL4 8AA | UK

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