Vibe reindex causes server to run out of kernel memory

  • 7017042
  • 03-Dec-2015
  • 03-Dec-2015


Vibe 4.0.x


When upgrading a large Vibe system from 3.4 to 4hp4, during the full reindex a problem can happen with the kernel memory being all used up.

Interestingly enough the java memory where the reindex was running was fine.


Recommended corrective action is to run the following command at a terminal prompt logged in as root.
sync && echo 1 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches


We are aware of this system characteristic, however there is no work (software changes) needed for this phenomena.