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Re: running out of memory
- From: "Arash Partow" <arashp at hotmail dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2003 09:48:55 +0000
- Subject: Re: running out of memory
This is a known problem with the cygwin layer, currently efforts are
underway to exactly define where the problem resides, however it seems
when "processes" are threaded and sockets are used in the process, in some
instances when the socket is closed the cygwin layer doesn't pass the close
onto the winsock, hence the socket as a descriptor (win32 handle) remains.
This causes the following:
1. Win32 Handles not being freed up
2. Virtual and Swap memory not being freed up
You may want to try installing the latest cygwin1.dll as of 10th Nov
from the snapshots section. Some aspects of the problem have been resolved,
this may remedy your current problem.
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I am running cygwin ( l.5.5 ) on a Win 2k ( 1,8 Ghz; 512 MB Ram) machine
with rsync as a service. Each night I do a simple
rsync -e ssh -a --delete --modify-window=2 /home/"samba all shares"/
cron job from a RedHat 8.0 server. This satifies all my present needs.
However, over a couple of days rsync.exe and sshd.exe processes are
adding up (over 100 at my last count) until the Win 2k machine runs out
of memory. Each process eats about 2.000-3.000 K.
The backup still works ok and I can't find any error messages on my
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