[Mongrel] Memory leaks in my site

Jacob Atzen jacob at jacobatzen.dk
Wed Mar 7 03:21:23 EST 2007

On Wed, Mar 07, 2007 at 12:55:06AM -0600, Alexey Verkhovsky wrote:
> This is exactly what Mongrel does when it cannot cope with the incoming
> traffic. I've discovered the same effect today.
> You are definitely overloading it with 80 requests per second. After all,
> it's a single-threaded instance of a fairly CPU-heavy framework. With no
> page caching it should cope with ~10 to 30 requests per second max.
> The crappy part about this, after the overload condition is off, the Mongrel
> process stays at 150Mb. Not a problem when you are hosting one app on the
> box, but becomes a problem when it's ten.

I've had some success reducing the number of processors. Try reducing
this somewhat and see if it helps.

- Jacob Atzen

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