High memory consumption when proxying to a Comet server
mdounin at mdounin.ru
Mon Apr 12 04:49:25 MSD 2010
On Sun, Apr 11, 2010 at 09:16:33PM -0300, Rogério Schneider wrote:
> When proxying to a Comet server, I was able to notice that Nginx is
> eating and not releasing a massive amount of memory.
> As we all know, Comet servers can have this "streaming" mode, where we
> receive a chunked HTTP request that never ends.
> Is there some problem that avoids Nginx to release memory when in
> proxy mode, before the connection ends at all?
nginx does memory allocations on per-request basis, and frees
memory when request ends. Though after sending response headers
possible allocations are limited by various *_buffers settings.
For proxied requests you may want to make sure your proxy_buffers
aren't set too high, see here:
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