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possible memory leak on DL380G3

 
lastgreatone
Regular Advisor

possible memory leak on DL380G3

My production server ProLiant DL380G3 running RH 2.1 with 3GB of RAM (Oracle IAS server)appears to run out of memory and I have to reboot the server in order to release it. Perusing the forums I noticed some references to a bug with SIM. What is SIM and how do I find out if that's the problem?
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Vijay_44
Honored Contributor

Re: possible memory leak on DL380G3

SIM - HP Systems Insight Manager. Do you have it installed on your system.
There’s your problem!!! This thing is set to EVIL!
Prashant (I am Back)
Honored Contributor

Re: possible memory leak on DL380G3

Hi,

Is the Proliant support pack installed on same server if you try to un-install it and then check it. does it make any change

Regards,
Prashant S.
Nothing is impossible
Rob Leadbeater
Honored Contributor

Re: possible memory leak on DL380G3

You may find that this is just down to Oracle AS being very memory hungry...

Our DL380G3s running 9iAS/10gAS, would easily max out when they had 3GB of memory. We had to go with 4GB as a minimum and have now got 6GB in production, which still might not be enough.

Of course this is application specific so YMMV.

Regards,
Rob
lastgreatone
Regular Advisor

Re: possible memory leak on DL380G3

No SIM, no ProLiant SP. I only have Oracle 9ias running on this system. php-4.3.2

I wonder if the kernel is handling the freeing up of memory.
Here's a c&p of top command with Oracle running:
Mem: 3089968K av, 3079588K used, 10380K free, 238088K shrd, 251772K buff
Swap: 3068128K av, 12088K used, 3056040K free 2312424K cached

Here's a c&p of top command with Oracle stopped (basically an idle system):
Mem: 3089968K av, 2752052K used, 337916K free, 0K shrd, 251772K buff
Swap: 3068128K av, 12088K used, 3056040K free 2297372K cached

Considerable amount of memory still being used, by what?