Memory used by caching name server?

Olaf Hoyer ohoyer at
Fri Jun 4 05:08:43 PDT 2004

On Fri, 4 Jun 2004, Rob wrote:

> No change at all in memory usage. If named keeps its cache in memory,
> why do I not see any changes of available swap space when starting named?
> Or does named claim memory on the fly, as it is caching?
> If so, how can I find out what is the maximum it can claim on my machine?


named claims memory on the fly.
On Solaris, I have bind 8 seen claiming about 800MB RAM for its caching
database, being the resolver for the machine that creates from http-logs
colorful pictures and other fancy things...

I also don't know what the exact default is, IIRC named takes all
memory it gets.


Olaf Hoyer        ohoyer at
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