[Koha] [Koha-devel] Zebra Server - Cannot allocate Memory

SANDEEP BHAVSAR sandeep.bhavsar at gmail.com
Sun Dec 2 17:35:12 NZDT 2012

Configuration of my server is 8 gb RAM but yes our website has 250+ hits
 Dec 1, 2012 at 7:54 PM, Mark Tompsett <mtompset at hotmail.com> wrote:

>   Greetings,
> When I first setup Koha, I was using a 3.6.3 tarball on Ubuntu with 512MB
> of memory. I discovered that apache was leaking about 1MB per transaction
> in Koha. This caused us a pain when indexing/reindexing. At that time, we
> couldn’t even complete a full reindex with apache and MySQL running.
> So, if you seem to be running out of memory after 24 hours, I would
> suggest a cronjob that restarts apache daily at an off hours time, if you
> are unable to increase the amount of memory you have. The OS/Apache
> eventually recover the leaks without intervention if you wait long enough,
> and/or are able to determine better apache settings.
> You can use "free -m" to determine the total amount of memory, free
> memory, and swap space that you have in megabytes. The size of your
> catalogue and the number of transactions (check in/check out/clicking a
> button on a Koha page) are usually used to determine the amount of disk
> space and memory you should be using.
> It should also be noted that Zebra is a memory hog. This is why my
> *temporary* solution was turning off apache, doing the reindexing, turning
> apache back on, and restarting the zebra indexing daemon.
> We are currently running 3.8.6 off of packages now. When we increased the
> memory to 1GB, this was no longer required as memory management stabilized.
> We do not have high traffic on our site (yet), but it is growing. And as it
> grows, this minimum of 1GB will likely need to be increased. It should also
> be noted we have no swap space.
> Mark Tompsett

Thanks and Regards

Sandeep Bhavsar
Dr.V.N.Bedekar Institute of Management Studies
Thane(W) 400601
email    : sandeep.bhavsar at gmail.com
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