[CentOS] memory leak in Centos 4.1 and 4.0

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Mon Oct 3 16:34:27 UTC 2005

On Mon, 2005-10-03 at 10:43, Peter Farrow wrote:
> Centos 4.0 and 4.1 seem to have a memory leak somewhere and I can't find 
> out what is doing it.  I think it may be dovecot.
> I have installed hundreds of Linux machines, centos/redhat/suse in the 
> past as firewalls and mail relays and use the same/similar  methodolgy 
> and config for each.
> I have found that since Centos 4.0 and 4.1 came along machines that have 
> run well for years and months, suddenly and systematically start running 
> out of memory after a few weeks/months of uptime.
> The symtpom is the load average goes up and up as the machine creeps 
> into swap usage and eventually the machine has to be rebooted....
> this only happened with the introduction of Centos 4 and of course that 
> means Dovecot for the IMAP server....
> hmmmm......
> Anyone else seen this,

Have you tried running dovecot under xinetd instead of as a long-running

  Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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