Solaris racpd may consume large amounts of memory (Doc ID 1900198.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 10, 2016

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 10 8/11 U10 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Under certain conditions rcapd can grow to several gigabytes in size.  One could doubt whether it is reasonable to limit the RAM or physical memory usage of processes if rcapd itself starts consuming so much memory.  In this case, for example, rcapd grew to a size of 20 GB after an uptime of 14 days:

 

Cause

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