[Gluster-devel] 2.0.0rc4 locks up when used as root

Gordan Bobic gordan at bobich.net
Fri Mar 20 10:35:24 UTC 2009

On Thu, 19 Mar 2009 12:43:20 -0700, Amar Tumballi <amar at gluster.com> wrote:
>> Thanks for the update, I'll try it tonight. Any news on the memory leak?
>> Have you managed to track it down yet?
> We noticed that its some issue with 'arena algorithm' of glibc's memory
> management. We are working on solving this issue properly. Should have an
> update soon. As of now, there is no 'leak' observed, but all of the
> were related to memory fragmentation problems.

Interesting. I can't quite see how memory fragmentation could be
responsible for such extreme memory usage growth that eventually uses up
all RAM+swap, but I'll be happy to test this when I manage to get rc5 to


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