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Cisco Bug: CSCtc41044 - memory hog caused by malloc_dump

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Jan 06, 2017

Products (1)

  • Cisco Carrier Routing System

Known Affected Releases

3.6.3.BASE

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Symptom:

The "malloc_dump" process may be causing a memory hog, in other words consume large amounts of memory. In extreme cases, this can lead to a "critical low memory" condition on the device, impacting other services such as routing protocols.

Conditions:

The "malloc_dump" process gets spawned by the "show memory heap" CLI command. Specifically, if "show memory heap allocated dllname" command is used to dump memory block information of a heavy memory process, this problem might be seen.
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