I have a Linux server running on a Linode.com VPS, where I'm trying to utilize
aide to detect any issues. However, the nightly
aide run uses up all of my available memory and swap (512MB RAM / 384MB SWAP).
I've tried adding a script to
/etc/cron.daily that would stop/start services using a lot of memory (
mysql) during the
aide run. Unfortunately, it seems like aide continued to use every available byte (including the space freed up from
Here's a graph from
munin showing what happens when aide runs:
Note the spike of memory usage, well into swap, when aide runs
Any suggestions on tuning
aide to not use so much memory, or is there an alternative to
aide that doesn't behave this way?