Transmission uses All Memory on OpenWRT Router

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Transmission uses All Memory on OpenWRT Router

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Linksys WRT1900ACS
OpenWrt 18.06.4 r7808-ef686b7292 / LuCI openwrt-18.06 branch (git-19.170.32094-4d6d8bc)
Transmission 2.94 (d8e60ee44f)

When running Transmission on this setup, it will take up all RAM on my router until there is only about 4% free RAM left. Depending on how many torrents I am running, the Router will then crash and restart automatically. Takes anywhere from 15mins to 12 hours for this to happen. Router has 500MB RAM.

Running `top` I see that the transmission processes are only taking up 5% RAM at most. I can't see what's clogging up the rest of the RAM.

I've added and enabled swap space, but that doesn't do anything. It gets left untouched by whatever is hogging my RAM.
Also added...
echo 2 > /proc/sys/vm/overcommit_memory
echo 60 >/proc/sys/vm/overcommit_ratio rc.local file. That didn't work either.

Anyone know of a workaround?
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