"Systemd" deamon is consuming huge memory

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Issue

  • Memory leak issue in systemd-219-19.el7_2.13.x86_64
  • Server response is slow due to high memory usage. "top" output shows 'Systemd' daemon is consuming high % memory.

top - 08:50:34 up 39 days, 9:18, 1 user, load average: 2.69, 2.66, 2.44 Tasks: 145 total, 5 running, 140 sleeping, 0 stopped, 0 zombie %Cpu(s): 22.7 us, 12.7 sy, 0.0 ni, 64.3 id, 0.0 wa, 0.0 hi, 0.3 si, 0.0 st KiB Mem : 5946836 total, 846492 free, 4233740 used, 866604 buff/cache KiB Swap: 33554428 total, 33140960 free, 413468 used. 1176544 avail Mem PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND 1 root 20 0 4124376 3.508g 1556 R 2.0 61.9 360:31.08 systemd

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2
  • systemd-219-19.el7_2.13.x86_64.

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