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Old 03-04-2005, 07:08 AM   #1
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HOW TO CLEAN MEMORY and SWAP


HOW TO CLEAN MEMORY and SWAP

I seems My Linux server is memory is full, so how could I clean memory. Also swap disk is full.
Big problem is it is very very slow when i do something on my server.

How do I clean or kill "zonbie" when i see it "ps" command?

WHAT CAN I DO? Please help me.

I have attached image current process , current memory and disk space and running process, ...



http://www.geocities.com/erbrmn/CleanMemory.jpg
 
Old 03-04-2005, 07:12 AM   #2
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Well first of all, having your memory full is ok. But in your case, it might be a little different. Your probably better off just performing a reboot.

What is running on this machine? Have you run memory tests? Your swap should not be filling up like that.
 
Old 03-04-2005, 07:23 AM   #3
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Well first of all, having your memory full is ok. But in your case, it might be a little different. Your probably better off just performing a reboot.

What is running on this machine? Have you run memory tests? Your swap should not be filling up like that.

Thak you trickykid .

I have used this server for Q-MAIL mail server and DNS server.
So i could not reboot just now. I will restart it after few hours.

I have never run memory test on my server.
Could you tell me How can I test my memory ?
 
Old 03-04-2005, 07:26 AM   #4
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Thak you trickykid .

I have used this server for Q-MAIL mail server and DNS server.
So i could not reboot just now. I will restart it after few hours.

I have never run memory test on my server.
Could you tell me How can I test my memory ?
Look for a downtime window and install memtest86 I think found at http://www.memtest86.com/ which is a pretty good memory tester, make sure its not your RAM at fault with any leaks or such.
 
Old 03-04-2005, 08:19 AM   #5
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What is the cp <zombie> process?
 
Old 03-04-2005, 05:15 PM   #6
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It clearly shows that minilogd is eating up roughly 94% of your mem. Perhaps restarting that one process will resolve this?
 
Old 03-05-2005, 09:57 AM   #7
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Thk u trickykid

I will try that memory test.

>>>>>What is the cp <zombie> process?

I do not know what is "zimbie".
But, When I input "ps -ae" on command line, it list all process with process named "zombie".
Not only one, there is too many "zombie" in the list.
I have not any idea. May be you understand when you see following image.



- I will reboot, but not now. I will inform how about my problem after reboot.

Last edited by ERBRMN; 03-05-2005 at 10:03 AM.
 
Old 03-05-2005, 10:07 AM   #8
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I would start by getting rid of that minilogd proccess:
kill -9 27229

A zombie proccess is one that is left hanging with no parent to clean it up. You seem to have quite a few copie proccesses going - can you post the output from this in code blocks:
ps -efH

As Trickykid said, if you can reboot the server then it isn't going to be a bad first step to see if it cures the problem
 
Old 03-05-2005, 10:37 AM   #9
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minilogd is way to big....
And zombies are having a party in your memory and swap
Probably those are all minilogd's dead children and noone informed the poor fathers for this genocide in order for him to bury them. Actually the penguin tried to do this by sending him SIGCHLD messages but the father wouldn't listen... If this is the case killing minilogd will make INIT (their grandfather) adopt them as his children and bury them proper and release their souls (resources).
 
Old 03-15-2005, 08:37 PM   #10
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I would start by getting rid of that minilogd proccess:
kill -9 27229

A zombie proccess is one that is left hanging with no parent to clean it up. You seem to have quite a few copie proccesses going - can you post the output from this in code blocks:
ps -efH

As Trickykid said, if you can reboot the server then it isn't going to be a bad first step to see if it cures the problem

I have reboot , but now I have login to my server only single user mode.
I think someone had attcked to my server.
But I have use other server until get some data from attcked server.

I have use SSH when connect remote to my server.

What could I set security on my server when I use SSH.

Please give me advice ?
 
  


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