BIND 9.3.2 on FreeBSD 6.1-release-p2

Brian A. Seklecki lavalamp at
Fri Jan 12 09:26:04 PST 2007

Did you run it in foregroun debug mode or ktrace(1) it yet?  Turn on 
querylog and see if you're getting worked?


On Tue, 2 Jan 2007, patrick wrote:

> I'm running BIND 9.3.2 on FreeBSD 6.1, and am noticing that it gets
> out of control after running for a while.
> 60480     53             1 132    0   195M   194M RUN     41.7H 75.54% named
> After restarting it, its CPU usage goes back down to what it should
> be, as does its memory usage. I really don't want to babysit this
> process, so I'm trying to find the cause of this. I have
> "max-cache-size" set to "150M", as before I turned this on, this
> process would just grow and grow until it hit FreeBSD's limit and
> would stop responding all together, not to mention eating up as much
> CPU time as it could.
> I never had this problem at all with BIND 8, and am wondering if
> there's something I'm doing wrong with BIND 9 to have this problem?
> Has anyone else experienced this?
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> Patrick
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