[rt-users] segmentation fault

Alex Vandiver alexmv at bestpractical.com
Fri Feb 7 12:41:41 EST 2014

On Wed, 2014-02-05 at 18:50 -0600, José Luis Gordillo Ruiz 
> My RT 4.2 instance is not working properly. Sometimes it gets errors
> in creating tickets or sending mails. Logs show segmentation faults of
> httpd. On of the cores I could get
> shows that the segmentation happens in malloc
> This RT is running in a virtual machine. At the beginning, it had 512
> MB of RAM and was very slow when several sessions were open. Then we
> increased the RAM to 1 GB. The speed is now good but this strange
> behavior started.

While segfaults are not the form I'd generally expect the failure to
take, this is likely still memory contention.  What do your monitoring
tools tell you about memory usage on the box?

If you're also running your database server on the same machine, I'd
expect 1G to definitely be insufficient.
 - Alex

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