why does bind 9.2.1 take so long to completely exit?

Mark_Andrews at isc.org Mark_Andrews at isc.org
Tue Aug 6 05:10:14 UTC 2002


> 
> Gang,
> 
> I've noticed it takes a surprising amount of time for bind 9.2.1 to
> completely exit:
> 
> Aug  5 17:05:27 6D:sturd named[33448]: shutting down
> Aug  5 17:05:27 6D:sturd named[33448]: no longer listening on w.x.y.z#53
> Aug  5 17:05:27 6D:sturd named[33448]: no longer listening on w.x.y.z#53
> Aug  5 17:05:27 6D:sturd named[33448]: no longer listening on 127.0.0.1#53
> Aug  5 17:07:05 5D:sturd named[33448]: exiting
> 
> There's only three zones on this server, one largish one at 17Mb, the
> other two at about 1Mb each.
> 
> This is under Irix 64bit, 6.5.16m.
> 
> I've seen this delay on other Irix systems as well.
> 
> --Chan
> 
	Bind 9 deallocates *every* bit of memory it has allocated.
	This makes shutdowns a bit slower but also means that memory
	leaks are caught.

	Mark
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