Subject: bin/35581: amd(8) ran out of memory
To: None <,>
From: Matthias Scheler <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 02/10/2007 10:30:00
>Number:         35581
>Category:       bin
>Synopsis:       amd(8) ran out of memory
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    bin-bug-people
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Sat Feb 10 10:30:00 +0000 2007
>Originator:     Matthias Scheler
>Release:        NetBSD 3.1
Matthias Scheler                        
System: NetBSD 3.1 NetBSD 3.1 (COLWYN) #0: Sat Oct 28 19:44:15 BST 2006 i386
Architecture: i386
Machine: i386
I couldn't log in via SSH into my server this morning. When I had a look
at the console I found these error messages:

Feb 10 05:01:45 colwyn amd[465]: Retrying memory allocation
Feb 10 05:01:47 colwyn last message repeated 2 times
Feb 10 05:01:48 colwyn amd[465]: Out of memory
Feb 10 05:01:51 colwyn /netbsd: uid 0, pid 465, command amd, on /: file system full

I logged in as "root" on the console and tried to restart "amd". The system
became unresponsible afterwards.

BTW: the message about "/" being full is bogus. My root filesystem isn't full.

Configure amd(8) on a NetBSD 3.1 system, use it heavily and wait a few
days (or weeks).

None provided.