Best practice / method for finding general memory leaks

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Thee Chicago Wolf, Feb 11, 2008.

  1. Trying to figure out if the server or our print control app is leaking
    and resulting in oddball behavior with print jobs. I have applied
    post-SP2 print related patches already and they've helped tremendously
    but there are still some niggling behaviors that I suspect are
    attributable to leaky app behavior (i.e., works fine for 2-3 weeks
    then problems begin to happen. Reboot of the server gives us 2-3 weeks
    of uneventful behavior and then odd behavior again).

    I've got no less than 19 KB articles that deal with and do patch
    existing and known memory leak issues. Rather than just install all
    the known hotfixes for memory leaks and cross my fingers, I'd rather
    take the pragmatic, not shotgun, approach to ruling out leaks. How can
    this be done globally? Traps? Currently we're on Server 2003 SE SP2
    patched to Jan. 2008.

    - Thee Chicago Wolf
     
    Thee Chicago Wolf, Feb 11, 2008
    #1
    1. Advertisements

  2. The last time I saw this we reduced the memory available in the server and
    took it in turns to watch taskmgr until we saw which process leaked the
    memory and then went from there. Simple but it worked, printer driver.
     
    Steve Goddard, Feb 11, 2008
    #2
    1. Advertisements

  3. The last time I saw this we reduced the memory available in the server and
    Steve,

    Yep, that's one of the suspect things I was going to investigate. It's
    on the low priority level because this print server has been using the
    same drivers for a while and some of these things started to manifest
    after SP2 was installed in September. Cheers.

    - Thee Chicago Wolf
     
    Thee Chicago Wolf, Feb 12, 2008
    #3
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.