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From Chris Burroughs <>
Subject Re: Native heap leaks?
Date Thu, 05 May 2011 12:49:35 GMT
On 2011-05-05 06:30, Hannes Schmidt wrote:
> This was my first thought, too. We switched to mmap_index_only and
> didn't see any change in behavior. Looking at the smaps file attached
> to my original post, one can see that the mmapped index files take up
> only a minuscule part of RSS.

I have not looked into smaps before. But it actually seems odd that that
mmaped Index files are taking up so *little memory*.  Are they only a
few kb on disk?  Is this a snapshot taken shortly after the process
started or before the OOM killer is presumably about to come along.  How
long does it take to go from 1.1 G to 2.1 G resident?  Either way, it
would be worthwhile to set one node to standard io to make sure it's
really not mmap causing the problem.

Anyway, assuming it's not mmap, here are the other similar threads on
the topic.  Unfortunately none of them claim an obvious solution:

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