My named dies frequently, why?
From: email@example.com (John P. Eisenmenger)
Running on 3.2, named dies frequently on network's primary name server.
Try the following:
stopsrc -s named # stop running named
setenv MALLOCTYPE 3.1 # use 3.1 memory allocation algorithm
/etc/named ... # don't use smit to start named
You might be able to use startsrc/smit after setting MALLOCTYPE and get
the same effect, but I'm not sure.
[According to John, the problem is malloc() in the named code. He
also suggests using Berkeley's bind, which he has ported and can be
ftp'ed from ftp://ftp.egr.duke.edu/archives/bind-4.8.3.tar.gz. -ed]
Two ptfs should fix this problem. Get U412332 and U414752.
Christophe Wolfhugel reports
that bind 4.9 works fine on AIX 3.2 and without MALLOCTYPE=3.1.