[erlang-questions] memory leak.

Thu Apr 16 08:24:01 CEST 2009

Hi dear Team,

A problem appeared with the memory leak. Function "erlang:memory()" shows
that "total" parameter  grows constantly and fast, during the day it
increases from 60 Mb till 510 Mb. "System" parameter also grows
constantly, not as much fast, reaching 400 Mb.
"process" parameter although does not reach 100 Mb. Top  FreeBSD utility’s
"size" parameter also increases from 70 Mb till 600 Mb.
System crashes on "mem_error" of the module "zlib.erl" or on the error
"system_limit" while creating new process
{erlang,open_port,[{spawn,zlib_drv},[binary]]}. "yaws", "error_logger" and
some gen_server-s work on the computer. No database except "ets" is used
during the functioning, but the used memory doesn’t exceed 1 Mb. Server
receives messages each second.
The memory releases after restarting erlang. Restarting individual
gen_server-s gives nothing.

What is the reason of appearing memory leak problem?

Best regards,
Roman Shuplov.

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