2011-06-30 18:08:41 UTC
increases in kernel memory usage. For example, over the course of a single
5 min polling interval the kernel consumption goes from ~35% to > 80%. On 3
of the 4 occasions when this has occurred the server has completely
exhausted it's memory to the point where it becomes unresponsive and can
only be recovered via break and reboot.
I know enough about Dtrace to get myself in serious trouble but that is
about it. Does anyone know of any methods that I can use to determine what
is allocating kernel memory and how much?