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Cisco Bug: CSCvu85461 - Policyelem process is high , memory leak

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Sep 02, 2020

Products (1)

  • Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches

Known Affected Releases

13.0(2n)

Description (partial)

Symptom:
Policyelem process is high 

# free -m
             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:         15887      14405       1481          0          4       2137
-/+ buffers/cache:      12263       3624
Swap:            0          0          0
# free -m
             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:         15887      14403       1483          0          4       2139
-/+ buffers/cache:      12259       3627
Swap:            0          0          0
# ps aux --sort -rss | head -n 5
USER       PID %CPU %MEM    VSZ   RSS TTY      STAT START   TIME COMMAND
root      6297  3.2 10.8 3296736 1758396 ?     Ssl   2018 35635:57 /isan/bin64/svc_ifc_policyelem --x
root      7517  4.3  6.1 2597372 1008332 ?     Ssl   2018 47160:35 /isan/bin64/svc_ifc_observerelem --x
root     46785  1.3  5.9 3053260 973000 ?      Ssl   2019 6609:12 /isan/bin64/nginx -p /nginx/
root      6380  2.1  4.4 2546884 722328 ?      Ssl   2018 23429:15 /isan/bin64/svc_ifc_eventmgr --x
# ps aux --sort -rss | head -n 5
USER       PID %CPU %MEM    VSZ   RSS TTY      STAT START   TIME COMMAND
root      6297  3.2 10.8 3296732 1758420 ?     Ssl   2018 35636:09 /isan/bin64/svc_ifc_policyelem --x
root      7517  4.3  6.2 2597376 1017652 ?     Ssl   2018 47160:47 /isan/bin64/svc_ifc_observerelem --x
root     46785  1.3  5.9 3053260 972984 ?      Ssl   2019 6609:13 /isan/bin64/nginx -p /nginx/
root      6380  2.1  4.4 2546888 722328 ?      Ssl   2018 23429:16 /isan/bin64/svc_ifc_eventmgr --x
# ps aux --sort -rss | head -n 5
USER       PID %CPU %MEM    VSZ   RSS TTY      STAT START   TIME COMMAND
root      6297  3.2 10.8 3296732 1758420 ?     Ssl   2018 35636:10 /isan/bin64/svc_ifc_policyelem --x
root      7517  4.3  6.2 2597372 1019672 ?     Ssl   2018 47160:50 /isan/bin64/svc_ifc_observerelem --x
root     46785  1.3  5.9 3053256 972984 ?      Ssl   2019 6609:13 /isan/bin64/nginx -p /nginx/
root      6380  2.1  4.4 2546884 722328 ?      Ssl   2018 23429:17 /isan/bin64/svc_ifc_eventmgr --x

Conditions:
increase in Policyelem % utilization
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