nginx eating all RAM, log files?
mdounin at mdounin.ru
Mon Apr 22 19:33:35 UTC 2013
On Mon, Apr 22, 2013 at 06:30:41PM +0000, Joseph Cabezas wrote:
> I have two nginx instances (nginx/1.0.15) on a 4GB RAM machine.
> Each instance runs fewer than 25 requests as reported with
> stub_status on;
> The problem is that once nginx is started from scratch it starts
> eating (or reserving?) RAM progressively as reported by free -m,
> up to the point where it leaves only 2-5mb left and then it
> doesnt go past that. In about 7 days it has eating everything.
> Nginx doesnt crash, nor does it touch swap but I definately feel
> it compromises system resources to the point iam concerned as in
> a production spike its wise to think the server has no room.
> This is the exact same issue on 4 other nginx machines I have.
> In order to start over again I must kill -QUIT the PIDs , delete
> the log file (which is smaller then 800mb) and then all goes
> back to the cycle.
> Please indicate me what pieces of information I can supply to
> debug this issue.
As you are referring to "free -m" output, most likely this link
In short: don't panic, you RAM is fine.
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