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Re: [Pan-users] Pan has 8 Processes, using 1436MB! That's eatingmy RAM!

From: David Kelly
Subject: Re: [Pan-users] Pan has 8 Processes, using 1436MB! That's eatingmy RAM!
Date: Sat, 15 May 2004 14:52:26 -0500

On May 15, 2004, at 1:20 PM, dfox wrote:

I recently upgraded my box, which runs Mandrake 10.0 Community, to a
whopping 768 megs. This alleviated the problem until yesterday, when
after slogging through alt.binaries.multimedia, pan grew until it
consumed 1.2 gigs of VM, which swamped my box, which has an
additional 800 megs available for swap.

Something like this? (with any luck it won't line wrap at Yahoo!)

last pid: 64543; load averages: 0.38, 0.23, 0.18 up 3+15:39:41 14:37:50
55 processes:  2 running, 53 sleeping
CPU states: 12.6% user, 0.0% nice, 2.4% system, 0.9% interrupt, 84.1% idle
Mem: 557M Active, 151M Inact, 227M Wired, 33M Cache, 112M Buf, 34M Free
Swap: 1523M Total, 1045M Used, 478M Free, 68% Inuse

63960 dkelly    97    0  1564M   586M RUN     57:01 11.43% 11.43% pan
64543 dkelly    96    0  2232K  1316K RUN      0:00  0.00%  0.00% top

The above is pan 0.14.91, FreeBSD 5.2.1 with 1G RAM on a 1.5M message newsgroup after having completed an "all headers" re-download. A simple load from local cache file after restarting pan results in "only" 900M or so of "SIZE".

There is something similar to a memory leak going on because at the size shown above I don't dare perform another "all headers" download. My kernel limits for per-process data memory is bumped from the default 512MB to 2048MB, and I've seen pan try to exceed that limit on this very newsgroup.

David Kelly N4HHE, address@hidden
Whom computers would destroy, they must first drive mad.

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