VDSM memory leak

Solution Verified - Updated -

Issue

  • Why memory leak by vdsm process is observed in RHEV ?
  • Display of memory usage rhev-h incorrect.
  • The RHEV-H hosts have 24 GB physical memory. 23 GB are available for scheduling VMs says the general tab of a host. This host runs two VMs which count together 12 GB of defined memory. But the underlying host displays 99% usage of memory usage.
  • vdsm running potential memory leak.

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) 3.5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor (RHEV-H) 6.6 (20150512.0.el6ev)

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