[rabbitmq-discuss] looks like a memory leak, 2.4.1

Matthias Radestock matthias at rabbitmq.com
Mon May 2 20:29:16 BST 2011


Gavin M. Roy wrote:
> On Monday, May 2, 2011 at 2:48 PM, Matthias Radestock wrote:
>> The above graph shows system memory usage. It is perfectly normal for a
>> non-idle linux system to gradually fill up all the memory with cached
>> files.
> Which I expect in disk buffers in that graph. The inactive memory is 
> what threw me, going back and re-reading up on it, this is memory that 
> previously been allocated in vm that can be reclaimed for other use, 
> correct?

I have no idea. Consult your resident Linux expert ;)

As long as the system is not swapping it is probably fine. Have you ever 
seen it swap?

>> And, as you say, rabbit thinks it is only using 330MB. Is the
>> rabbit Erlang process considerably bigger than that?
> No, it is in that range.

In which case it's clearly not rabbit that is using the memory. So don't 
blame the poor bunny.



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