XMGR.NLM appears to have a memory leak

  • 3620892
  • 08-Feb-2008
  • 26-Apr-2012


Novell eDirectory for NetWare 6.5
Novell International Cryptographic Infrastructure (NICI)
NICI 2.7.2


NICI XMGR memory usage continues to grow.

If XMGR.NLM is consuming more than a few MB of memory, it is likely this situation is present.

Below are some of the possible symptoms which may be seen:

LDAP constantly refreshes as seen via DSTRACE +LDAP

Schema constantly syching, causing LDAP to refresh, as seen via DSTRACE +SCMA +LDAP

XMGR.NLM memory consumption grows constantly


This issue has been resolved with the latest Security Services patch (Security Services 2.0.5 or greater). The Security Services patch can be obtained at https://download.novell.com.

Note: The fix is also included in NetWare 6.5 Support Pack 7