Reduce smdrd memory usage on OES Linux

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  • 19-Sep-2006
  • 27-Apr-2012


Novell Open Enterprise Server (Linux based)


Large amounts of memory used during backup
smdrd is taking a lot of memory


Change the cache memory threshold. The default is 10, representing 10% of your system's memory. For most people, a value of 1 will be fine.

To make a one-time change:
  1. Run /opt/novell/sms/bin/smsconfig -u tsafs
  2. On one line, run :
/opt/novell/sms/bin/smsconfig -l tsafs --cachememorythreshold=1

To make a permanent change, do the following:
  1. Edit /etc/opt/novell/sms/tsafs.conf. Find the line with'cachememorythreshold=10' and change the value to 1. The default configuration file has this on line 36.
  2. Restart sms with "rcnovell-smdrd restart"