[OpenIndiana-discuss] Memory usage concern

Cedric Blancher cedric.blancher at googlemail.com
Sat Oct 20 17:57:08 UTC 2012

On 16 October 2012 01:22, Jason Matthews <jason at broken.net> wrote:
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Cedric Blancher [mailto:cedric.blancher at googlemail.com]
>> IMO you blame the wrong people. You can have the same kind of
>> problems with any Illumos-based distribution if you activate a
>> zone and let the machine just sit there for a week or so or have
>> a lot filesystem activity using mmap(). Either way the machines
>> will choke themselves to memory starvation. The only workaround
>> we found are regular reboots (every 24h), or limit the
>> ZFS ARC to an absolute minimum.
> I don't think you understand. My proxy tier does almost no reads from the
> file system. There is no content on the server.

OK, sorry then. Same symptoms, different cause, albeit it's so bad
that it makes the OS virtually unusable for any serious work.

Cedric Blancher <cedric.blancher at googlemail.com>
Institute Pasteur

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