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Re: BGP and memory size
From: Avi Freedman <freedman () netaxs com>
Date: Wed, 1 Jan 1997 15:09:15 -0500 (EST)

7206s need 64MB, in my experience, to take even one full view.
4x00s are more than fine.

Something about I/O memory allocation, though even *that* doesn't
fully explain it.

The box seems to perform very well as a super-POP router, however.

Avi

I hope the smiley face was omitted accidentally!

The bug report was junked (by the way, we don't junk legitimate
bug reports) because the router in question was a 7200 with 32M
of memory taking full routing from several peers.  It simply
didn't have enough memory.  There was no evidence of a memory leak.
Needless to say, if there had been a leak, it would have
had high priority.

The gent who opened the bug report in the first place was 
"unfamiliar" with the environment. :-)

Robert.

Hank Nussbacher wrote:

Perhaps Cisco is just trying to force us to buy more memory:

ID: 79764
Feature-set: bgp
      Title: Memory Leak in BGP Router process
   Reported: 11.1(7) 11.2(2)
      State: J

  There appears to be a Memory Leak in BGP Router Process.

Notice the State.  It is J - which stands for Junked - which means they
will not fix this since it isn't viewed as an important problem.

Hank


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