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Bug 5170 - syslogd leaks memory
Summary: syslogd leaks memory
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: sysklogd
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
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Depends On:
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Reported: 1999-09-16 21:06 UTC by jjs
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-09-17 14:30:22 UTC

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Description jjs 1999-09-16 21:06:42 UTC
Sometimes I see syslogd process which has grown very big.
It might have RSS size of about 90MB. Normally syslogd's RSS
size is about 1MB.

I am using syslogd to save logs from few routers to files.
(-r option enabled in startup script)
I receive about 10MB of log per day. I have to restart
syslogd about every two weeks (when it takes about 90MB of

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-09-17 14:30:59 UTC
Upgrade to the latest glibc from Raw Hide, or turn off
nis & nisplus in /etc/nsswitch.conf.

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