[Gluster-users] High ram usage by server

Kevin Lemonnier lemonnierk at ulrar.net
Sun Jan 15 14:29:49 UTC 2017

Well, I was wrong, /etc/init.d/glusterfs-server stop then start did solve
the problem. Guess it's really not the same problem as the one my colleague
on 3.8 is having :)

On Sun, Jan 15, 2017 at 03:06:54PM +0100, Kevin Lemonnier wrote:
> Hi,
> Our monitoring has been alerting about ram usage for a few days on
> our longest running proxmox / glusterFS cluster. Up until now
> I've just been migrating VMs to other hosts without paying much
> attention but I just realised that I have only 3 VMs left on the
> problematic server, and they really shouldn't be using that much ram.
> So I took a real look : glusterd is using 31,3 G of ram. That
> really wasn't the case at first, and isn't on the other members
> of that cluster (the two other replicas are using 2 G of ram).
> Two questions,
> 1) How do I safely free that ram ? I believe stopping gluster, at
> least on debian, doesn't actually stop the brick so the ram isn't
> freed. Is killing it safe ?
> Guess at worst I can migrate the remaining VMs over and just reboot
> the server, but I really really can't afford a problem right now.
> 2) What do you need to track down the leak ? It's 3.7.12, maybe
> it's already been solved ? I know a colleague is having a similar problem
> on other servers with up to date 3.8, but they aren't doing VM hosting
> so maybe it's unrelated ..
> -- 
> Kevin Lemonnier
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