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[Bug 1047566] Re: Memory leaks when using NFS


I have 3 web servers running kernel 3.2.0-55-generic on ubuntu 12.04.3
and using nfsv4 which seem to ramp up in memory usage which I can't
account for in /proc/meminfo.  I also have 4 web servers running ubuntu
12.10 and kernel 3.5.0-18-generic with nfsv4 and those machines run

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  Memory leaks when using NFS

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Bug description:
  When using Ubuntu Server 12.04 with or without the latest updates
  (kernels 3.2.0-23 and 3.2.0-29, x86_64) as an NFS server with fairly
  heavy reading activity from clients (no writing), from a volume with a
  lot of small files, split into many subdirectories (with about 5-10
  files or subdirectories per directory, in a tree-like structure not
  unlike that of Squid proxy), available memory is quickly exhausted,
  however no single process shows that much memory being used, nor does
  the "buffers" or "cached" in "free" command output. The server
  eventually runs out of memory and crashes.

  slabtop shows that majority of memory is being used by idr_layer_cache
  (3.6G on a sever with 4G of RAM shortly before the kernel started
  killing processes and eventually crashed).

  The filesystem being shared is ext4. Clients (also the same version of
  Ubuntu Server) mount the volume in read-only mode, with default

  P.S. Also tried i386 version, with the same result.

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