Virtual Memory Consumption of Cyrus IMAPd
Mohamed Magdi Abbas
abbasmm at longwood.edu
Tue Jul 20 14:59:03 EDT 2004
Rob Siemborski wrote:
> On Tue, 20 Jul 2004, Mohamed Magdi Abbas wrote:
>> Rob Siemborski wrote:
>>> On Mon, 19 Jul 2004, Andrew Brink wrote:
>>>> I have also seen this sasauthd memory leak on a Debian box. A
>>>> simple restart always fixes the problem for me too.
>>> When we get reports like this it inevitably turns out to be the PAM
>>> module leaking memory, not saslauthd itself.
>> But then why would a restart of saslauthd itself fix things, i.e.
>> release the swap space (it or someother piece down the line) used up?
> PAM modules are used as libraries by the running process. If they leak
> memory as part of the saslauthd process, then killing saslauthd will
> release the leaked memory.
Ah, that's right... thanks for the reminder...
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