Eggheads: Eggdrop memory usage

Ilkka Oksanen iao at iki.fi
Mon Jun 26 08:49:37 CST 2006


Hi all,

I have used eggdrop many years without problems. But now when I was
forced to use new virtual linux server machine with only 128 megabytes
RAM I realized how much memory it occupies.

Startup messages:

Eggdrop v1.6.18+RC1 (C) 1997 Robey Pointer (C) 2006 Eggheads
[17:41] --- Loading eggdrop v1.6.18+RC1 (Mon Jun 26 2006)
[17:41] Module loaded: dns
[17:41] Module loaded: channels
[17:41] Module loaded: server
[17:41] Module loaded: irc
[17:41] Module loaded: blowfish
[17:41] Userfile loaded, unpacking...
[17:41] (!) I have an user record, but without +b
[17:41] === ilkka: 4 channels, 31 users.
Launched into the background  (pid: 5879)

I think I already disabled everything I can from config but still the
bot uses 60% of RAM. There are other uses for the same machine so load
is very high all the time. Is there anything I could do to lower
eggdrop memory usage? Memory upgrade is an expensive option in this
case.

Top output:

  PID USER      PR  NI  VIRT  RES  SHR S %CPU %MEM    TIME+  COMMAND
 5879 parbot    16   0 83472  73m  748 S  0.0 59.6   0:00.39 eggdrop
 5893 ilkkao    18   0 21492  18m 2124 R 51.3 14.8   0:01.55 spamassassin
 6005 ilkkao    16   0 60348 4088  384 S  0.0  3.2  32:29.40 emacs-nox
 5885 postfix   15   0  5868 2040 1728 S  0.0  1.6   0:00.03 smtpd
 5890 postfix   16   0  5760 1852 1584 S  0.0  1.5   0:00.01 local
 5889 postfix   15   0  5744 1572 1316 S  0.0  1.2   0:00.02 cleanup
 5888 postfix   15   0  5684 1472 1232 S  0.0  1.2   0:00.02 trivial-rewrite
 5887 postfix   16   0  5672 1460 1224 S  0.0  1.1   0:00.01 anvil
 5886 postfix   15   0  5664 1448 1220 S  0.0  1.1   0:00.00 proxymap
22873 mika7     15   0 11972 1396  680 S  0.0  1.1   1:11.48 irssi

      -ilkka




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