Subject A Bunch of ibserver processes on Linux
Author Kris Balle Kristensen
Hi all and a happy new year!

Linux Redhat server 7.3 + upgrades
JBoss 3.0.8 + patches
Firebird SS version
JBird JDBC-driver 1.0.1

I just got a mail from our 1 line support explaining that one of our customers counted no less than 165 ibserver processes on the Linux box, which made it impossible to login to the system. We tried to kill all these processes (alll but 6 had the same parent process) and tried login again to no avail. Finally we rebooted the Linux box and everything went back to normal.

Anybody seen this kind of behaviour on Linux before? If so how to avoid it?

I seems like the CS version is the only version being upgraded and refactored from the firebird team. Is that right?
What is the difference between the CS & SS version of Firebird? and what version would you recommend for Redhat?

We have another problem regarding the connection management. I'm not sure about this one, but it looks like the driver is not cabable of returning not used connections back to the JBoss management pool. I read from your download page that a new version of the JDBC driver for CS 1.5 has arrived where this issue should be fixed. Will this new version only work with CS 1.5 or can I use with SS as well?

Med venlig hilsen / regards

Kris Kristensen
System developer

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