SpamAssassin/Perl eating enormous amounts of memory?
sneepre at mac.com
Mon Mar 2 18:21:54 PST 2009
On Mar 2, 2009, at 3:39 PM, Mel wrote:
> This is hard to debug, but I'd first toggle the PERL_MALLOC option
> in the
> configuration dialog for the perl port. If this doesn't solve the
> then you'd have to get a ktrace to get some indication of what is
> the memory.
Thank you for your suggestion. I'll try compiling Perl and it's
dependencies without using PERL_MALLOC.
> What's even weirder is that the process gets that far. Did you play
> kern.maxdsiz loader tuneable?
> If so, set it lower, so you can at least have the machine in a
> usable state at
> all times. 4G should be enough for any process and should give
> enough time
> for you to spot the leak and get a ktrace.
Nope, I haven't tweaked any kernel settings, just using the generic
DEFAULT amd64 kernel. I've been way about tweaking settings because
I don't fully understand what the 'correct' values for my setup are.
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