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Re: Strange swap growth/exhaustion

To: Alvaro R <askxfs@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Strange swap growth/exhaustion
From: Nathan Scott <nathans@xxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 10 Jun 2005 12:05:12 +1000
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On Thu, Jun 09, 2005 at 04:21:38PM -0300, Alvaro R wrote:
> Hello, I am running SuSE 9.0 Enterprise, latest kernel
> 2.6.5-7.147-smp, on a IBM Blade server. It has 2 Xeon processors, 2,5
> gigs of RAM, and it is attached to a FastT store.
> ...
> Anyway, I have a 1gig swap partition, and it got filled up quickly,
> while I only run plain Apache2 (worker) to serve the images (no PHP or
> other dynamic content). and there's nothing that seem to be using this
> swap area, but it is 100% anyway, I after while created a swapfile,
> also 1gig, and it also became 100% full, usage growth rate is about
> 400 megs/hour.
> RAM is ok, see below:
> any ideias ? Just started happening with XFS...

Hmm, well XFS isn't using swap of course - sounds more like a runaway
userspace process allocating memory without bound - you might be able
to diagnose this further using top(1) and watching for processes that
are consuming alot of memory...



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