Virtual Memory Consumption of Cyrus IMAPd

Michael Loftis mloftis at
Mon Jul 19 17:42:58 EDT 2004

We useta see that at my place of work as well, all the way back into RH7.3, 
but *ONLY* on the RedHat systems.  nothing else.

--On Monday, July 19, 2004 16:46 -0400 Lenny <rahl at> wrote:

> Not sure about RHEL, but on Fedora Core 1 the saslauthd process eats tons
> of
> swap until eventually there's no memory left. Great fun! This of course
> stops
> cyrus from being able to process imap and pop logins (if you're using
> saslauthd
> for authentication). A simple restart usually fixes this particular
> problem.
> This may or may not be related to what you're seeing, but I figured I'd
> throw
> this out there.
> Lenny
> --
> "Wisdom is to a man an infinite Treasure" - Anonymous"
> Quoting Mohamed Magdi Abbas <abbasmm at>:
>> I'm running cyrus impad(v 2.2.6), used to run 2.1.16, on RHEL 3.0 and
>> noticed that the amount of swap space free is decreasing. When I was
>> running v2.1.16, the swap free would decrease until the kernel oom(out
>> of memory) killer would activate and start killing processes which
>> essentially grinds the system to a halt. I doubt that this is normal.
>> Could this point to a memory leak in cyrus. Just for note, I have not
>> yet experienced this with the latest version, but the swap free is
>> decreasing.
>> By the way I'm using simons RPMS from Could someone shed some
>> light on this. Anything will help...
>> Mohamed Magdi Abbas
>> Systems Engineer
>> Longwood University
>> abbasmm at
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