Memory leak in aspnet_wp.exe

Discussion in 'ASP .Net' started by Guest, Dec 6, 2004.

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    Guest Guest

    aspnet_wp process accumulates memory usage up to the point when it's more
    than 60% of available RAM (2G) and none of .NET applications function.
    Sometimes user is able to login, navigate between the pages but can't perform
    any operations that generate thing like PDF files using Crystal Reports etc.
    Sometimes the application can't even be loaded and sign-in page stays blank.
    There are no events that are logged in the event viewer to point to this
    problem. However we do find these errors occasionally:

    "aspnet_wp.exe (PID: 3900) was recycled because it was suspected to be in a
    deadlocked state. It did not send any responses for pending requests in the
    last 180 seconds. This timeout may be adjusted using the <processModel
    responseDeadlockInterval> setting in machine.config. "


    "aspnet_wp.exe (PID: 3328) was recycled because it failed to respond to
    ping message. "


    "Failed to execute request because QueryInterface for ASP.NET runtime
    failed. Error: 0x80004005 Unspecified error "

    Can you tell me how we can trap or log this information so that we can find
    what is causing the leak and solve it.
    Guest, Dec 6, 2004
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    Karl Seguin Guest

    You have a long and difficult journey ahead of you.
    Here are some resources that will be key in your battle: (14 day free trial ought to be good
    enough) (14 day free trial ought to be
    good enough).

    First you need to figure out if this is a managed or unmanaged leak. The
    first rticle tells you how to figure it out (never mind using SOS stuff with
    windbg and simply use perfmon and the above profile r(scitech is probably
    better). Assuming it's a managed leak, it isn't actually a leak it's really
    the simple fact that you are holding on to references to your objects,
    you'll need to do some investigating. You can take snapshots with the above
    tools to figure out what objects are taking the most space. You'll have
    String and Int32 and Boolean at the top, but look for your own custom
    objects, or larger objects such as DataSets, collections and arrays as these
    are likely the root objects of the strings and ints which are really holding
    on to memory.

    Make sure you call Dispose() on things. Simplify your code so you have less
    references to the same object all over the place (utility classes can often
    help manage these references by providing single point of access).

    Karl Seguin, Dec 6, 2004
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  3. I've received those errors, too, and here's a few things that I've learned.

    Do not use excessive arrays - they chomp memory until the session expires.
    If you have 10 clients, and use Dim a(1000) somewhere in your code, that's a
    ton of RAM if a() is an array of controls.

    Do not overburden the wp by doing long computational things such as
    interpolation of a surface. Pass them on to other processes such as dll's,

    Make the session timeout as short as practical. That will free RAM more


    Steve Caliendo, Dec 6, 2004
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