SUMMARY UPDATE :nscd abnormal memory usage

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Date: Wed Nov 05 2003 - 11:19:12 EST

Original problem was the nscd daemon bleeding 
memory at a rate of knots.

Got a workaround courtesy Andy Harrison of SUN Tech 


This could be related to bug 4660789 / 4407409 (RBAC 
related) fixed in Solaris 9. A workaround is to disable 
the exec_attr cache by adding the following line 
to /etc/nscd.conf and then restart nscd:

enable-cache 	exec_attr	no


I've tested the fix and on a machine with nscd starting 
around 130Mb and growing it has remained consistently 
around the 3Mb mark after restart.


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Received on Wed Nov 5 11:23:57 2003

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