innd resource performance question

Russ Allbery rra at
Mon Sep 22 21:31:22 UTC 2003

Jennifer Luisi <jlui at> writes:

> My installation of inn 2.4.0 is almost three months old now and I've got
> a simple question about it.  My server has a rather light load, but
> currently is hanging on to 73 Megs of memory.  Is this about normal?
> The process has been running fine for weeks but shows up on top as
> fairly resource intensive (memory, not CPU), though it's sleeping.  I
> know I can restart the process, but is this behavior expected and
> normal?  Should I set up a cron job?

How large are your history database files?  Generally, that's where the
memory is going.  Also, you may want to check to see how much of that
memory is actually allocated memory and how much is memory-mapped files,
since the latter don't actually take up "real" memory when not in use.

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