[OSM-dev] The server today

Lars Aronsson lars at aronsson.se
Wed May 9 07:12:12 BST 2007

This night again, I got lots of work done. Munin's memory usage 
graph for www.openstreetmap.org shows a steady up-ramp from 
midnight GMT when I started (note that the graph is in BST, one 
hour ahead of GMT),


There was no moment where it suddenly got worse, and it still is 
not really bad, just a steady slow going, and a slow "memory 
leak".  There has been no restart, as far as I can tell.  I ended 
my work (JOSM upload and coastline import) at 4:15 GMT.  You can 
see the sudden drop in "active" memory usage.  At about the same 
time, total memory usage reached the 2 GB of physical RAM.

Strange enough, the system responds just as fine (and a bit slow) 
now as when I started 6 hours ago. During upload I have seen 1 or 
2 requests per second. However, I recommend a restart ASAP, since 
the memory usage graph is now up in the swap region (above 2 GB).

I think that a server restart (/etc/init.d/httpd restart) every 30 
minutes would help us through the next days, while the memory leak 
is being hunted down.

  Lars Aronsson (lars at aronsson.se)
  Aronsson Datateknik - http://aronsson.se

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