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6509 High memory utilization

Hi All,

I've noticed that my 6509's running VSS seem to have high I/O memory utilization.  Does anyone have any ideas? 

I/O memory: Sw/Mod         Bytes:       Total           Used           %Used

             1/1                      8126344        7886544             97%

             1/2                     11796240       11442472             97%

             1/5  RP                 12058384       10715832             89%

             1/5  SP                  8388608        8104304             97%

             1/7                      8126344        7886544             97%

             2/1                      8126344        7886544             97%

             2/2                     11796240       11442472             97%

             2/5  RP                 12058384       10715832             89%

             2/5  SP                  8388608        8104304             97%

             2/7                      8126344        7886544             97%

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VIP Super Bronze

6509 High memory utilization

Hi,

What version of IOS are you running?

Cisco Employee

6509 High memory utilization

Adding to Reza,

Please also attache full

show platform hardware cap cpu

and "show proc mem" from several modules including Supervisors RP and SP processors.

Nik

New Member

6509 High memory utilization

I'm running IOS  s72033-ipservicesk9_wan-vz.122-33.SXI4a.bin

CPU Resources

  CPU utilization: Sw/Mod             5 seconds       1 minute       5 minutes

                    1/1                0% /  8%             2%              2%

                    1/2                8% /  2%             5%              5%

                    1/5  RP            8% / 16%             5%              5%

                    1/5  SP           21% / 12%            13%             13%

                    1/7                0% /  6%             1%              1%

                    2/1                1% /  9%             2%              2%

                    2/2                5% /  3%             5%              5%

                    2/5  RP            3% /  2%             1%              1%

                    2/5  SP            5% /  6%             7%              7%

                    2/7                0% /  6%             0%              1%

  Processor memory: Sw/Mod   Bytes:       Total           Used           %Used

                     1/1              268435456      198148096             74%

                     1/2             1073741824      242540544             23%

                     1/5  RP         1073741824      383926272             36%

                     1/5  SP         1073741824      467812352             44%

                     1/7              268435456      198144000             74%

                     2/1              268435456      198176768             74%

                     2/2             1073741824      242556928             23%

                     2/5  RP         1073741824      382885888             36%

                     2/5  SP         1073741824      467795968             44%

                     2/7              268435456      198148096             74%

  I/O memory: Sw/Mod         Bytes:       Total           Used           %Used

               1/1                      8126344        7886544             97%

               1/2                     11796240       11442472             97%

               1/5  RP                 12058384       10715832             89%

               1/5  SP                  8388608        8104304             97%

               1/7                      8126344        7886544             97%

               2/1                      8126344        7886544             97%

               2/2                     11796240       11442472             97%

               2/5  RP                 12058384       10715832             89%

               2/5  SP                  8388608        8104304             97%

               2/7                      8126344        7886544             97%

CORE#show proc memory
System Memory : 1048576K total, 374929K used, 673647K free, 1000K kernel reserve
d
Lowest(b)     : 685490176
PID       Text    Data   Stack  Dynamic     Total Process
1            0       0       0        0         0 kernel
16386     2164     128      12      208      2512 sbin/chkptd.proc
3          644      28       4      192       868 sbin/devc-pty
4          772      32      12      112       928 sbin/devc-mistral.proc
5          604      24      12       96       736 sbin/pipe
4102      2380     176      32      292      2880 sbin/dumper.proc
4103      2592     328      32      480      3432 sbin/pcmcia_driver.proc
4104      2592     348      24      400      3364 sbin/bflash_driver.proc
12297     2444     184      20      224      2872 sbin/flashfs_hes.proc
12298      604      24       4       96       728 sbin/mqueue
12299     2792     340      12      380      3524 sbin/dfs_bootdisk.proc
12300     2700     184      28      240      3152 sbin/ldcache.proc
12301     2080     124       8      176      2388 sbin/watchdog.proc
12302     2152     132      20      260      2564 sbin/syslogd.proc
12303     2092     124      24     1072      3312 sbin/name_svr.proc
12304     3108     204      40      424      3776 sbin/wdsysmon.proc
12305     3000     244      76      480      3800 sbin/sysmgr.proc
16402     3000     244      12      240      3496 sbin/sysmgr.proc
16403     2780     172       8      208      3168 sbin/syslog_dev.proc
16404     2104     128      16      208      2456 sbin/itrace_exec.proc
16405     2216     136      24      252      2628 sbin/packet.proc
16406    88304       4      96    90472    178876 sbin/ios-base
16407     2788     176      24      240      3228 sbin/fh_fd_rf.proc
16408     2804     176      24      240      3244 sbin/fh_fd_rpc.proc
16409     2800     180      24      240      3244 sbin/fh_fd_oir.proc
16410     2800     180      24      240      3244 sbin/fh_fd_env.proc
16411     2832     180      24      224      3260 sbin/fh_fd_cli.proc
16412     2772     168      32      544      3516 sbin/fh_metric_dir.proc
16413     2796     180      24      240      3240 sbin/fh_fd_test.proc
16414     2928     188      28      240      3384 sbin/fh_fd_snmp.proc
16415     2804     176      24      240      3244 sbin/fh_fd_none.proc
16416     2812     176      24      240      3252 sbin/fh_fd_intf.proc
16417     2820     180      24      256      3280 sbin/fh_fd_gold.proc
16418     2832     180      24      224      3260 sbin/fh_fd_track.proc
16419     2808     176      24      224      3232 sbin/fh_fd_timer.proc
16420     2792     176      24      224      3216 sbin/fh_fd_counter.proc
16421     2856     180      24      224      3284 sbin/fh_fd_ioswd.proc
16422     3392     212      48      640      4292 sbin/fh_server.proc
16423     4540     248      32      436      5256 sbin/fh_policy_dir.proc
16424     5156     288      40      400      5884 sbin/call_home.proc
16425     4048     244      92      416      4800 sbin/tcp.proc
16426     2152     140      24      208      2524 sbin/ipfs_daemon.proc
16427     2788     176      24      224      3212 sbin/fh_fd_config.proc
16428     3820     192      48      288      4348 sbin/raw_ip.proc
16429     3136     148      44      260      3588 sbin/inetd.proc
16430     3972     212      48      288      4520 sbin/udp.proc
16431    13520       4      40      268     13832 sbin/iprouting.iosproc
16432     5984     356      36      952      7328 sbin/cdp2.iosproc

I'm not sure how to pull processor mem from individual cards.


Thanks Dave

Cisco Employee

6509 High memory utilization

Hi Dave,

I am pretty sure this is the cosmetic bug affecting ION (Modular IOS) :

CSCtb43697    output of "show platform hardware cap cpu" not correct on modular IOS

which has been duplicated into

CSCtb45475    sh plat hard capacity cpu report system memory usage incorrectly

Bug notes report that it should be fixed in SXI4, so you should have the fix as you run SXI4a.

However since ION is in end of engineering status I would not be suprised if it did not get fixed.

I did not have time to check the code directly and see if the diff made into it.

Anyway this is not the point in my opinion. The point is :

1) confirm if this is a cosmetic issue.

Just connect to some module (attach 1; attach 2 etc.) and run show memory. This is the value to trust (as the I/O memory which is apparently high refer to the LCs installed in the 2 chassis). If you see a lower value just forget about 'show plat hard capacity cpu report'.

2) What are you still doing on ION? As I wrote modular IOS got to a dead end, it is not developed anymore and don't offer any added value (I would say the contrary). FYI the 'v' in the system image name tells you that you have ION.

s72033-ipservicesk9_wan-vz.122-33.SXI4a.bin.

Why don't you move back to standard IOS and get rid of similar (or worse) issues?

regards,

Riccardo

VIP Super Bronze

Re: 6509 High memory utilization

Dave,

I know that SXI4a is pretty stable.  One thing I noticed, is that you are running a modular version of IOS (wan-vz).  Usually with modular IOS your CPU runs at higher capacity.  Also, Cisco has decided to eliminate the modular IOS for the 6500 series.  So, it can probably help if you load a non-modular IOS next time you are planning to upgrade your devices.

HTH

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