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Re: (ITS#6330) slapd memory leak

--On Friday, October 16, 2009 06:58:44 AM -0700 Quanah Gibson-Mount <quanah@zimbra.com> wrote:

> --On Friday, October 16, 2009 10:39 AM +0000 whm@stanford.edu wrote:
>> And in researching the problem I see that this is a well trodden path.
>> I found a particularly useful thread from 2006 entitled "better malloc
>> strageties" in the OpenLDAP archives.  As I result I packaged up
>> libhoard, installed it, and re-ran the valgrind test.  The short test
>> showed no memory leaks.  I will perform more extensive tests, but this
>> appears to have fixed the problem.  Thanks for your work, then and
>> now.
>  You were running slapd without hoard or tcmalloc???? That was a
> basic requirement I put into place for Stanford ages ago.
> --Quanah

The desire was to run as close to stock debian was we could.  The
libhoard package was dropped from debian with the comment "I no longer
use this software hence I orphan it."  I took that to mean that it was
not maintained any more which was wrong.  The upstream source appears to
be actively maintained.

I was curious if you had an opinion about tcmalloc versus hoard?



Bill MacAllister, System Software Programmer
Unix Systems Group, Stanford University