[Openvas-discuss] [v9] lots of swap used, memory leak in gsad?

Hani Benhabiles hani.benhabiles at greenbone.net
Mon Jan 16 17:47:28 CET 2017


On 2017-01-13 0:31, Ralf Hildebrandt wrote:
> * Ralf Hildebrandt <Ralf.Hildebrandt at charite.de>:
>> Prio to my recent update of openvas-9 I checked my machine (159 days 
>> of
>> uptime, with weekly schedules scans in openvas) and found all swap 
>> being
>> used.
>> 
>> Naturally, I wanted to find out which programs used most swap and
>> found:
>> 
>>  PID=100791 swapped   17527 KB (openvassd)
>>  PID=5546   swapped   24600 KB (redis-server)
>>  PID=4990   swapped   65000 KB (vmtoolsd)
>>  PID=66579  swapped   85799 KB (openvasmd)
>>  PID=66363  swapped   86211 KB (openvasmd)
>>  PID=100816 swapped   87612 KB (openvasmd)
>>  PID=69131  swapped 3908328 KB (gsad)
>> 
>> Is gsad maybe leaking memory?
> 
> and after 14 days:
> 
> PID=7062 swapped 11704 KB (openvassd)
> PID=2638 swapped 14672 KB (unbound)
> PID=37020 swapped 33592 KB (gsad)
> PID=7088 swapped 67000 KB (openvasmd)


Hi Ralf,

Thanks for reporting this. It should be fixed in current trunk.


Best regards,

Hani.



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