FreeBSD 9.1 excessive memory allocations
tony.li at tony.li
Tue Mar 26 19:54:43 UTC 2013
> I have a heavily threaded C application, developed on an Intel Core i5 laptop (2 cores) running FreeBSD 8.1-RELEASE.
> When this application compile and run on another Intel Core i7 laptop (4 cores) running FreeBSD 9.1-RELEASE, this application immediately starts grabbing memory by over 100MB per second and soon exit with not enough RAM.
> Both laptops having 4GB RAM.
> All malloc and free are mutex locked.
> Very rarely this problem happens on the i5 (2 cores) laptop too, but on the i7 laptop, it happens every time.
> Appreciate any feedback to identify and fix this issue.
How is this anything except an application issue?
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