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Cisco Bug: CSCun03441 - CLI config commands consume high memory

Last Modified

Jul 21, 2016

Products (11)

  • Cisco IPS 4200 Series Sensors
  • Cisco ASA 5555-X IPS Security Services Processor
  • Cisco IPS 4345 Sensor
  • Cisco IPS 4520 Sensor
  • Cisco ASA 5525-X IPS Security Services Processor
  • Cisco ASA 5545-X IPS Security Services Processor
  • Cisco IPS 4510 Sensor
  • Cisco ASA 5515-X IPS Security Services Processor
  • Cisco IPS 4360 Sensor
  • Cisco ASA 5585-X IPS Security Services Processor
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Known Affected Releases

6.2(5)E 7.1(8)E4 7.2(2)E4 7.3(2)E4

Description (partial)

The cidcli process consumes more than 30 Meg when using "copy <URL> current-config" or "show config".  This memory use be observed from the top utility command output issued from the service account or from CLI "show tech".  Example:

  PID USER      PR  NI  VIRT  RES  SHR S %CPU %MEM    TIME+  COMMAND                                                                       
 1582 cisco      9    0   40812  39m  5380 S  0.0  8.5   0:01.54 cidcli

The RES column shows that cidcli is consuming 39 Meg of memory.

When running the top command from the service account, type "M" to get the top users of memory.

The "copy current-config <url>" does not leave cidcli consuming high memory.  The "copy <url> current-config" DOES result in cidcli consuming high memory, but only if the <url> config file contains "service signature-definition . . ." configuration.
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