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Node Uptime

IxapeIxape Member
edited October 2011 in General

I see a few users here have uptime of 1 year + on their nodes. I've tried to achieve but get OCD and so reboots to lower memory usage. How do you deal with memory leaks?


  • KuJoeKuJoe Member, Host Rep

    I'm a habitual rebooter. Instead of locking my work PC I reboot it. Instead of logging off of a dev server I reboot it. If I uninstall a program I usually reboot it. The only time I don't reboot is after I install MS patches on my desktops... go figure. :D

    That being said my home NAS and router were nearing the 365 day uptime but I rebooted them to troubleshoot a network issue instead of doing the sensible thing and just disconnecting cables... oh well. :(

    Thanked by 1Infinity
  • bretonbreton Member
    edited October 2011

    How do you deal with memory leaks?

    Don't use the software with ones or restart only the leaking software.


    % uptime

    03:55:12 up 54 days, 12:29

    on a notebook

  • I reboot our servers at least once a month. It's part of our contractual agreement with our datacenter.

    In return, the datacenter spends three hours on battery and/or generator once a month so we know that those works. Many datacenters who have such seem to have issues with getting them running when they're needed.

  • jhjh Member

    You should be able to just restart the memory-hogging processes.

  • $ uptime
    15:54:02 up 227 days, 6:01, 1 user, load average: 1.01, 1.07, 1.13

    VPS at server4you, running minecraft, killing floor, teamspeak, mysql and nginx.
    Only the software that really leakes (like minecraft) needs to be restarted from time to time

  • Home PC: 12:03:15:08

    First Server:

    [root@eclipse ~]# uptime

    13:43:02 up 88 days, 6:57, 1 user, load average: 0.08, 0.17, 0.17

  • All my VPSs never make it more than 2 months without a reboot due to kernel updates.

    I had around 50 days on my laptop but the battery died.

  • @dmmcintyre3 said: I had around 50 days on my laptop but the battery died.

    OMG that is a BIG battery HAHAHA

  • it wasn't on battery the whole time.

  • KuJoe said: I'm a habitual rebooter.

    But not your nodes...

    up 74 days, 2:49

    Sweet :)

  • KuJoeKuJoe Member, Host Rep

    No, definitely not the nodes. I wish we never had replaced the PDU or the uptime would be 100+ days now. :(

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