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SubjectRe: 2.2.11: Complicated memory leak...
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In article <v04210100b3d81f801c25@[130.116.145.101]> you wrote:
>>okiedokey, here goes..

> OK, thanks for that primer...

> Have got /proc/memleak up and running and am seeing something like
> 335000 calls to rtl8139.c:1229 (which is a call to dev_alloc_skb())
> on the way to filling up memory.

> I'll hazard a guess that Harri also is running an rtl8139 for his
> ethernet. True? (Something about SMP and the rtl8139 driver...)

Version 1.07 (included in 2.2.11) of the rtl8139 driver is _evil_.
Granted, older versions are far worse (if you generated > 95 Mbit of trafic,
your machine would lock up). I use version 1.08a, and it works reasonably;
this excludes the occusasional:
eth0: Oh Oh, simulatinous entry of interrupt handler

message.

Could you try to upgrade to v1.08a and see if the memleaks go away?
(v1.08 is available from Donalds site)

Greetings,
Arjan van de Ven

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