Virtual Memory Consumption of Cyrus IMAPd

Rob Siemborski rjs3 at
Tue Jul 20 14:01:29 EDT 2004

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.


Rob Siemborski * Andrew Systems Group * Cyert Hall 207 * 412-268-7456
Research Systems Programmer * /usr/contributed Gatekeeper

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