excessive RAM consumption - memory leak

Todd HG lists at ruby-forum.com
Fri Feb 22 00:29:09 MSK 2008

Kiril Angov wrote:
> I do not know how you restart nginx but you can send the control process
> "kill -HUP" and it will do exactly what you want, which is gracefully
> restart each worker process. You can have a script check for the memory
> usage and do that when you see it is getting high, or simply do that 
> every
> 24 hours.
> Kiril

I do have a script that restarts Nginx already, however, only rebooting 
the machine actually clears the RAM. This is why I was curious to know 
how and what Nginx stores in the RAM.
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