Originally I was having the same problem with Rtorrent when I hit about 4000 torrents. Now I'm slightly above 6000 torrents with Transmission, and it has recently started crashing with messages like these in the syslog:
[1556037.507253] traps: transmission-da general protection ip:457c12 sp:7fc301ad7b00 error:0 in transmission-daemon[400000+75000] [1784992.236136] transmission-da: segfault at 4377000043e4 ip 0000000000457c12 sp 00007f07c5134b00 error 4 in transmission-daemon[400000+75000] [2030052.408358] traps: transmission-da general protection ip:457c12 sp:7fab58b66b00 error:0 in transmission-daemon[400000+75000]
and these are the 3 just from this boot. I have a theory it only starts to happen after the system has been running for a few days, but I've just rebooted it to see if crashes in the same fashion.
Regardless, since this also happened with rtorrent at fewer torrents, I'm thinking I could be experiencing memory corruption. Is there a reliable way to check for this, without putting down the system for too long? I have a webserver serving 2 sites, which I'd prefer didn't stay offline for too long - but if there are no alternatives, then so be it.
Last edited by gonX (2013-05-18 14:17:40)
Solved, it was a RAM issue. Replaced all the sticks and now it has been running for weeks without a crash.