[Bro] memory leak?

Vern Paxson vern at icir.org
Fri Mar 24 14:11:16 PST 2006

If reduce-memory isn't helping, then most likely the culprit is state you
are building up in script variables.  You can generate lightweight periodic
script statistics by @load'ing stats.bro, or heavier-weight and more detailed
using profiling.bro.  You can also see the sizes of your script variables
using the function global_sizes() (see for example print-globals.bro, which
simply calls this when Bro exits).  Often a way to hone in on which variable
is getting large is to either run on a trace and use print-globals to dump
the sizes when Bro finishes, or set up a timer to print out global_sizes()
every minute or so.


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