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Re: Gradual Increase in memory usage



Mine does the same thing and my setup is similar to yours.  What I've
heard is that it is the pop3 deamon that sucks it up.  I hear if you
replace it with Qpopper, there is a good improvement.  I'm upgrading soon
from 512mg ram to 1024mg, just got I got a great deal on it, and I wanna
see if it will still max out.  Right now it cuts into swap at times also. 
I may try Qpopper also if that doesn't work.

> Hello,
>
> I am not sure if this is a problem with the kernel or due to the nature of
> the programs I am running....
>>From a fresh boot, memory usage averages around the 170 MB  and as time
> passes it gradually increases to grab nearly all the available RAM (500MB)
>
> I was wondering if a recompilation of the kernel would help in resolving
> the
> memory problem.....Any suggestion or advice?
>
> [root mail root]# cat /proc/cpuinfo
> processor       : 0
> vendor_id       : AuthenticAMD
> cpu family      : 6
> model           : 4
> model name      : AMD Athlon(tm) processor
> stepping        : 2
> cpu MHz         : 995.566
> cache size      : 256 KB
> fdiv_bug        : no
> hlt_bug         : no
> f00f_bug        : no
> coma_bug        : no
> fpu             : yes
> fpu_exception   : yes
> cpuid level     : 1
> wp              : yes
> flags           : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 sep mtrr pge mca cmov
> pat pse36 mmx fxsr syscall mmxext 3dnowext 3dnow
> bogomips        : 1985.74
>
> [root mail root]# free
>              total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
> Mem:        506536     463176      43360          0      79864     151344
> -/+ buffers/cache:     231968     274568
> Swap:       522104          0     522104
>
> [root mail root]# uname -r
> 2.4.22-1.2149.nptl (Athlon kernel)
>
> [root mail root]# ps -aux
> USER       PID %CPU %MEM   VSZ  RSS TTY      STAT START   TIME COMMAND
> root         1  0.0  0.1  2560  508 ?        S    12:09   0:04 init [3]
> root         2  0.0  0.0     0    0 ?        SW   12:09   0:00 [keventd]
> root         3  0.0  0.0     0    0 ?        SW   12:09   0:00 [kapmd]
> root         4  0.0  0.0     0    0 ?        SWN  12:09   0:00
> [ksoftirqd/0]
> root         6  0.0  0.0     0    0 ?        SW   12:09   0:00 [bdflush]
> root         5  0.0  0.0     0    0 ?        SW   12:09   0:00 [kswapd]
> root         7  0.0  0.0     0    0 ?        SW   12:09   0:00 [kupdated]
> root         8  0.0  0.0     0    0 ?        SW   12:09   0:00
> [mdrecoveryd]
> root        12  0.0  0.0     0    0 ?        SW   12:09   0:01 [kjournald]
> root        67  0.0  0.0     0    0 ?        SW   12:09   0:00 [khubd]
> root      1779  0.0  0.0     0    0 ?        SW   12:10   0:00 [kjournald]
> root      1780  0.0  0.0     0    0 ?        SW   12:10   0:00 [kjournald]
> root      2493  0.0  0.1  1780  580 ?        S    12:10   0:01 syslogd -m
> 0
> root      2497  0.0  0.2  3248 1336 ?        S    12:10   0:00 klogd -c 1
> -2
> rpc       2515  0.0  0.1  3044  564 ?        S    12:10   0:00 portmap
> root      2566  0.0  0.3  4308 1528 ?        S    12:10   0:00
> /usr/sbin/sshd
> root      2587  0.0  0.9 10388 4696 ?        S    12:10   0:01 ddclient -
> sleeping for 170 seconds
> root      2597  0.0  0.2  3628 1324 ?        S    12:10   0:00
> /usr/sbin/dhcpd eth1
> root      2609  0.0  0.2  6036 1164 ?        S    12:10   0:00 /bin/sh
> /usr/bin/safe_mysqld --defaults-file=/etc/my.cnf
> mysql     2633  0.0  1.0 30424 5372 ?        S    12:10   0:00
> /usr/libexec/mysqld --defaults-file=/etc/my.cnf --basedir=/us
> root      2653  0.0  2.3 13068 12144 ?       S    12:10   0:00
> /usr/sbin/sophie -D
> root      2662  0.0  1.9 11664 9744 ?        S    12:10   0:00
> /usr/sbin/trophie -D
> amavis    2672  0.0  5.5 33980 28040 ?       S    12:10   0:01 amavisd
> (master)
> root      2679  0.0  0.8  9500 4464 ?        S    12:10   0:02
> /usr/bin/perl
> -w /usr/local/bin/mailgraph.pl -l /var/log/mail
> root      2729  0.0  0.3  6984 1608 ?        S    12:10   0:01
> /usr/libexec/postfix/master
> postfix   2759  0.0  0.3  7000 1680 ?        S    12:10   0:00 qmgr -l -t
> fifo -u
> root      2983  0.0  1.8 22920 9268 ?        S    12:11   0:00
> /usr/sbin/httpd
> nobody    2992  0.0  0.2  2416 1188 ?        S    12:11   0:00 proftpd:
> (accepting connections)
> root      3001  0.0  0.1  2280  624 ?        S    12:11   0:00 crond
> root      3014  0.0  0.3  6900 1692 ?        S    12:11   0:00 squid -D
> squid     3016  0.0  1.5 12260 7860 ?        S    12:11   0:06 (squid) -D
> squid     3018  0.0  0.0  2464  292 ?        S    12:11   0:00 (unlinkd)
> apache    3027  0.0  2.7 26748 13748 ?       S    12:11   0:00
> /usr/sbin/httpd
> apache    3028  0.0  2.7 27112 14096 ?       S    12:11   0:01
> /usr/sbin/httpd
> apache    3029  0.0  2.7 26820 13836 ?       S    12:11   0:01
> /usr/sbin/httpd
> apache    3030  0.0  2.8 27436 14432 ?       S    12:11   0:01
> /usr/sbin/httpd
> apache    3031  0.0  2.8 27572 14572 ?       S    12:11   0:01
> /usr/sbin/httpd
> apache    3032  0.0  2.7 27016 13976 ?       S    12:11   0:01
> /usr/sbin/httpd
> apache    3033  0.0  2.6 26392 13444 ?       S    12:11   0:00
> /usr/sbin/httpd
> apache    3036  0.0  2.6 26760 13672 ?       S    12:11   0:00
> /usr/sbin/httpd
> root      3037  0.0  0.5 12212 2732 ?        S    12:11   0:00 smbd -D
> root      3041  0.0  0.4 10064 2392 ?        S    12:11   0:00 nmbd -D
> nobody    3051  0.0  0.1  1552  524 ?        S    12:11   0:00
> /usr/sbin/alertd -d
> root      3077  0.9  8.1 45004 41344 ?       S    12:11   6:17 snort -D -c
> /etc/snort.conf
> suva      3117  0.0  0.2  3104 1296 ?        S    12:11   0:00
> /usr/local/suva/bin/suvad
> root      3128  0.0  0.8  9396 4092 ?        S    12:11   0:01 syswatch
> root      3139  0.0  0.6  8964 3356 ?        S    12:11   0:00 webconfig
> -f
> /var/webconfig/conf/httpd.conf
> 500       3140  0.0  0.9 10048 4828 ?        S    12:11   0:00 webconfig
> -f
> /var/webconfig/conf/httpd.conf
> root      3147  0.0  0.9  7196 4716 ?        S    12:11   0:00
> /usr/bin/perl
> /usr/libexec/webmin/miniserv.pl /etc/webmin/min
> root      3152  0.0  0.0  2812  436 tty2     S    12:11   0:00
> /sbin/mingetty tty2
> root      3153  0.0  0.0  2300  436 tty3     S    12:11   0:00
> /sbin/mingetty tty3
> root      5368  0.0  0.1  3636  992 ?        S    12:40   0:00 /bin/bash
> /sbin/adsl-connect /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/i
> root      5600  0.0  0.1  2900  848 ?        S    12:41   0:00
> /usr/sbin/pppd pty /usr/sbin/pppoe -p /var/run/pppoe-adsl.pid
> root      5601  1.4  0.0  2356  492 ?        R    12:41   9:24
> /usr/sbin/pppoe -p /var/run/pppoe-adsl.pid.pppoe -I eth0 -T 8
> named     8423  0.0  0.5 36800 2936 ?        S    13:44   0:02
> /usr/sbin/named -u named
> peters   14492  0.3  1.5 52184 7720 ?        S    16:36   1:18 python
> /tmp/BitTorrent-3.3/btlaunchmany.py torrents/active/
> 500      14562  0.0  1.0 10240 5216 ?        S    16:39   0:00 webconfig
> -f
> /var/webconfig/conf/httpd.conf
> root     17444  0.0  0.2  2804 1016 ?        S    17:48   0:00 login --
> root
> amavis   25978  0.0  5.7 34776 28956 ?       S    22:15   0:01 amavisd
> (25978-06-3)
> root     27148  0.0  0.2  6208 1412 tty1     S    22:50   0:00 -bash
> root     27753  0.0  0.2  4356 1140 ?        S    22:59   0:00
> /usr/sbin/dovecot
> root     27757  0.0  0.2  5068 1344 ?        S    22:59   0:00
> dovecot-auth
> dovecot  27761  0.0  0.2  5128 1496 ?        S    22:59   0:00 pop3-login
> dovecot  27762  0.0  0.2  5408 1496 ?        S    22:59   0:00 pop3-login
> root     27765  0.6  0.2  6072 1252 tty1     S    22:59   0:03 top
> amavis   27919  0.0  5.6 34384 28564 ?       S    23:00   0:00 amavisd
> (child)
> postfix  27927  0.0  0.3  6456 1580 ?        S    23:00   0:00 pickup -l
> -t
> fifo -u
> dovecot  27928  0.0  0.2  4664 1500 ?        S    23:00   0:00 imap-login
> dovecot  27929  0.0  0.2  5356 1500 ?        S    23:00   0:00 imap-login
> postfix  27939  0.0  0.3  6364 1564 ?        S    23:01   0:00 proxymap -t
> unix -u
> postfix  27941  0.0  0.3  6572 1916 ?        S    23:01   0:00
> trivial-rewrite -n rewrite -t unix -u
> amavis   27944  0.0  2.4 13188 12164 ?       S    23:01   0:00
> /usr/sbin/sophie -D
> amavis   27945  0.0  1.9 11668 9772 ?        S    23:01   0:00
> /usr/sbin/trophie -D
> peters   27959  0.0  0.1  2036  744 ?        S    23:02   0:00 imap
> dovecot  27960  0.0  0.2  5732 1500 ?        S    23:02   0:00 imap-login
> amavis   27968  0.0  2.3 13068 12152 ?       S    23:03   0:00
> /usr/sbin/sophie -D
> amavis   27969  0.0  1.9 11668 9768 ?        S    23:03   0:00
> /usr/sbin/trophie -D
> root     27974  0.0  0.4  7516 2084 ?        S    23:04   0:00 sshd:
> root pts/1
> root     27976  0.0  0.2  6196 1392 pts/1    S    23:04   0:00 -bash
> postfix  28170  0.0  0.4  7116 2232 ?        S    23:06   0:00 smtpd -n
> smtp
> -t inet -u
> postfix  28171  0.0  0.3  7064 2012 ?        S    23:06   0:00 cleanup -z
> -t
> unix -u
> postfix  28172  0.0  0.3  6972 1668 ?        S    23:06   0:00 lmtp -n
> smtp-amavis -t unix -u -o smtp_data_done_timeout 1200
> postfix  28174  0.0  0.4  6760 2052 ?        S    23:06   0:00 smtpd -n
> 127.0.0.1:10025 -t inet -u -o content_filter  -o loc
> postfix  28175  0.0  0.3  6796 1944 ?        S    23:06   0:00 local -t
> unix
> dovecot  28197  0.0  0.2  4344 1496 ?        S    23:07   0:00 pop3-login
> root     28208  0.0  0.1  3464  764 pts/1    R    23:09   0:00 ps -aux
>
>
>
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