Strange memory leak
rra at stanford.edu
Wed Dec 22 02:23:35 UTC 2004
Andrew MacLennan <apm at connect.com.au> writes:
> Yep, that's it exactly, kernel memory leak that doesn't appear to be
> allocated to anything and a reboot to fix it. And yes, we're using
> A1000 RAID devices for our storage, attaching to the raw disk slice for
> CNFS spools.
> So, do I take it the solution will be to mount the disks as part of the
> regular file system and create files for the cyclical spool to store
> articles? Will this still require new A1000 drivers from SUN, and if so
> do you know which version (as a minimum) fixes the problem?
> Thanks for the help Russ, I'm very glad someone else has seen this
The memory leak itself was fixed in... RAID Manager 6? 7? Something like
that. I don't remember the exact level. I think we did both a software
and a firmware upgrade. I seem to recall that it still would persist even
if you used disk files rather than raw devices; the reason for switching
to disk files even with the upgrade is that the upgraded version restricts
mmap of raw devices to root.
Russ Allbery (rra at stanford.edu) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>
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