AW: [rt-users] Memory leaks in RT and FastCGI source

Tomas Olaj tomas.olaj at
Tue Oct 25 08:13:27 EDT 2005

On the marvelous Tue, 25 Oct 2005, Torsten Brumm wrote kindly to me ...

>> (1)
>> We noticed memory leaks in relation to Apache on our RT main server. Thus,
> we have to do scheduled re-starts of Apache. Does anyone have any similar
>> experience of this?
> Yes, we have the same situation! But ist strange, it does not happen if we
> have high load at the system, it only happens if nobody works! It starts
> with lost connection from the FCGI Process to the DB.

Thanks, it happends slow on our server, since I guess RT is busy all the 
time. BP may have the same problems on their servers?

>> (2)
>> We're using FastCGI, since it works better for us than mod_perl. But it
> concerns me that this source distribution is old:
>> mod_fastcgi-2.4.2.tar.gz (24-Nov-2003 19:07    96k)
> No idea, i have the same release installed....

It concerns me a bit if this source is maintained or not, and that BP 
recommends FastCGI. It could be that this is the main source for bad 
garbage collection.

> I'm using Apache 2.0.54.

We are using Apache 2.0.52


Tomas A. P. Olaj, email: tomas.olaj at, web:
  University of Oslo / USIT (Center for Information Technology Services)
    System- and Application Management / Applications Management Group

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