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Old 03-06-2003, 02:53 PM   #1
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Angry vm shutting down processes

I have a server running redhat 6.2
After the server is running for a couple days almost all of the memory is used up and Linux VM starts killing processes.

After a reboot the server is fine until 2-3 days pass.
I updated the kernel thinking that would help but it didn't.
So I guess one of the applications running on the server has a memory leak that I am unaware of.

I searched the web but couldn't find any info about the applications that are running on the server having memory leaks.

Is there a tool or procedure that would allow me to figure what the problem is? Any information that could help me resolve this issue would be much appreciated. Thanks.
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Sorry if the question appears to be stupid,
but have you tried top, sorting processes
by memory usage rather than CPU?

Old 03-07-2003, 12:43 PM   #3
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Okay so I used top and sorted by memory usage. It seems that there are a bunch of apache httpd child processes that never were killed.


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