[Gluster-users] Using so many memories and swaps

Whit Blauvelt whit.gluster at transpect.com
Mon Apr 18 12:19:33 UTC 2011

On Mon, Apr 18, 2011 at 07:01:12PM +0900, Masahiro Ohno wrote:
> 2. Detail of the trouble
> a) One of the glusterfsd processes became to use so huge memory and
> swap. So we add 55GB of swap but it used 50GB and it was increasing.
> b) We add swaps as image files. We did it under online, without
> rebooting the OS. We did it every 12GB manually.

I can't speak to Gluster design. But no system daemon behaving the way it
should will ever use that much swap. Period. Something's seriously wrong if
it does, and performance is seriously degraded once any major amount of swap
is used. 


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