memory leak?

Cantor, Scott cantor.2 at
Tue Sep 13 14:43:29 BST 2011

On 9/13/11 9:14 AM, "Steve Wills" <swills at> wrote:
>I had planned a restart, but things went haywire before I could do that.
>Memory usage shot up from the 600+mb it had been using to about 2.7GB in
>a short amount of time. Restarting shibd and apache resolved the issue.
>It's running fine now using about 366mb. Do you have any ideas what could
>have caused that or how I might go about searching for a cause?

Yes, you are using prefork Apache and your stacks are too big. Stop using
prefork, problem solved.

> I've already looked at the logs and there didn't seem to be a
>significant increase in number of requests.

Every Apache request generates traffic to shibd. Every Apache child
process by definition implies at least one shibd thread.

-- Scott

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