Splunkd has crashed a couple of times now.
The only thing I see in splunkd.log is some log WARNS
12-09-2013 07:55:09.879 +0100 WARN HttpListener - Socket error from 10.101.11.1
02 while accessing /services/data/indexes: Broken pipe
and a lot of ->
12-09-2013 08:03:17.651 +0100 WARN HttpListener - HTTP active connections down to 330, unthrottling
Is there some configuration that needs to be set different - or ??
Install S.O.S. Then monitor the buggy system for RAM usage. Certain Operating Systems just kill the process when they run out of Memory, and since Splunk "didn't do it", no event is written.
Instead of throwing resources at it do as the respondent suggested - use some system level diagnostic tools to find the cause. You don't mention operating system distribution or release number.
I tripled the ram on the box - lets see if this helps splunkd from being killed by linux.
I still see the warn logs
12-09-2013 14:44:59.219 +0100 WARN HttpListener - HTTP active connections down to 330, unthrottling
Any hints on the reason for this ??
There is no crash log, and the only resent error I can find in splunkd.log is
12-04-2013 19:00:36.639 +0100 ERROR ProcessRunner - helper process seems to have died (child killed by signal 9: Killed)!
Other that that there is only the WARN's that seems a bit worrying.