RIP certainly asked for the memory, but that doesn't mean RIP is the cultprit, it could be the victim. What you need to do is to look at show mem and check to see if memory is fragmented, or you are just out of memory. The next thing to look at would be to see which processes are holding the most memory. If RIP happens to be holding the most memory, or a _lot_ more memory than other processes, then you might conclude that RIP is a victim of it's own memory consumption.
Once you've figured out which process is consuming the memory, then you need to look at why it's consuming the memory. For instance, if RIP is holding a lot of memory, then is to hold routes (which would be perfectly natural)? Perhaps the router is just overloaded.... Or maybe not. It's hard to tell without analyzing the output, and working through the network conditions this router lives in.
When you start narrowing things down some (which process is holding memory), and need/want some help figuring out the next step (how to determine if that process should be holding that much memory), feel free to post those questions here, or email me with them. mallocfials can either be very easy to solve, or very very hard, mostly they fall into the very hard category, in my experience....
*Init* is a "catchall" for processes that take up memory before the memory manager starts. It's not holding enough memory to worry about here, I don't think.... You're not really concerned with the allocated vs holding values, just the holding value. What are the top two or three processes in the holding column?
Can you look at a show ip route summ, and see if the RIP number there looks close to the RIP number here? Second, what are the largest, lowest, and free when you do a show proc mem? It looks like you got a ton of routes at once, or some other process sucked up a ton of memory at one point, and then released it. But RIP does have what looks like a lot of malloc's and free's, so it's hard to be precise at the moment...
(Oh, not that it's ever easy to be precise with a malloc fail problem.) :-)
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