New user, initial question

Michael Renzmann mrenzmann at
Fri Dec 29 15:28:18 CET 2000

Hi again.

On Fri, 29 Dec 2000 11:39:33 +0100
Florian Lohoff <flo at> wrote:

> This is 15MB VSZ with 644K RSS which means its using a lot less
> than allocated and i dont think its working set once grew
> to 15MB as there are not that much changes.

Fingerprint here is VSZ=1184 and rss slowly increasing from 532 to 540 in
steps of 4k while playing around with birdc (dumping some stuff, showing up
routes, etc). Bird runs with the simple configuration example from user manual
(page 6, upper half of page).

> But i didnt get the resource dump as bird is showing this on the console
> which is redirected to /dev/null - What about dumping to /var/run/bird.dump
> or something like bind/named does. Would enable people running this
> as a daemon in the background to get resource/* information after a long
> period of time when running in background ...

No problem. Just start bird -d > /var/run/bird.dump 2>&1 and it dumps to the
file instead to the console or /dev/null.

> Flo

Bye, Mike

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