nginx eating all RAM, log files?

Miguel Clara miguelmclara at
Mon Apr 22 18:45:25 UTC 2013

Before anything I suggest you upgrade you nginx install... you're running
nginx/1.0.15, the last satble version is 1.2.8!

It might be some bug that was fixing in the mean time!

On Mon, Apr 22, 2013 at 7:30 PM, Joseph Cabezas <tdgh2323 at>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.
> Thanks
> Joseph
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