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Re: Bind9 stopped after 34 days of uptime

On Wednesday, 25 December 2002 21:54, Richard wrote:
> On Wed, 25 Dec 2002, J.Reilink wrote:
> > I've had exactly the same on our corperate primary nameserver (Slackware
> > with bind 9.2.1), because there was no logging I couldn't find out why
> > bind stopped working.
> Take a look at memory usage when Bind stop's working and monitor for some
> time how much memory Bind is using. If that amount is growing, Bind
> probably got a memory leak. ( isn't the first time :( )

I've made the mistake of running bind with debugging (to find one bug), and 
have bind create a 2GB /var/named/named.run file.  Bind crashed because that 
file was too big.  Doh!  If your Bind crashes regularly after X days, see if 
its creating its own (non-syslog) log file.  Effects are similar to a memory 

> Greetings,
> Richard.
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